NEW Attack The Block - Attack The Block (Blu-ray)
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A London street gang tries to protect its housing project from an alien invasion.
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This was another movie I never would've seen in theatres in North America and rented from video store and found it to be simply entertaining enough to rent again a couple of years later just to make sure, and decided to purchase it for permanent video collection after-all.
However weak in the science fiction, it did well were intended, on the story of who preys on who and why and the world is not black and white, there is division but also a good redemption message.
Maybe more geared to teenagers, but the heroine was a real good character, the young actors surprisingly impressive too, boys and girls.
Oddly enough a 'nice story' despite the admittedly impressive 'never seen before' scary foes and social commentary.
The boys run for their lives, along with the nurse, trying to avoid aliens, a rival gang, and cops. The aliens have no eyes and hunt by smell, which takes the gang a while to figure out. They are tracking down Moses, the gang leader who killed the first alien.
The movie had enough comedy to keep us entertained, while stopping short of being a comedy. There are brief moments of irony and juxtaposition to lets us know the writer and director aren't complete idiots. While the movie makes for a great independent, some of the acting and lines seemed a bit forced. I think a couple of early scenes with a little background on the main characters could have added to the movie and created something to build on, i.e. give us a glimpse of some future saving event.
All in all, for those who like quirky sci-fi horror, this one is well worth a view.
F-bomb, No sex, no nudity.
Yes, Responsibility with a capital R. The movie also tackles Important Social Questions, but to its credit, Attack the Block never gets hackneyed or preachy; there's far too much suspense and danger for that. (The likeable and well-differentiated heroes are constantly in real danger, and - spoiler alert - they don't all make it.) The movie also brims over with the irrepressible energy of the young protagonists; once you get used to their accents and slang, the humour is infectious.
Terrific and satisfying flick. Buy buy buy.
Just in case you're wondering why all the action occurs around a singular apartment building and not the entire "block," it's a Britglish. The block refers to that building known as a tower block (think the projects on the South Side of Chicago and you'll get the picture).
Anyway, the creatures are terrifying as rabid aliens. The kids are first-rate in their ability to band together and defend their block. There is also a terrific social commentary on the state of Britain snuck in based on the interplay between the police and the kids. Also, be forewarned the start of the movie which contains no aliens is a pretty sinister mugging that you wonder if you've got the right movie.
The extras are worth getting the DVD for. There's a full hour on the making of the movie and it's beyond terrific. There's a full four more extras thrown in as well on the movie including a reason why a huge chunk was not filmed at all after being storyboarded and location scouted.
Characters are somewhat not easy to like at first,
they warm you over though.
Impressive creature design and a generally entertaining film.
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