Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Attack the Block

Theatrical release poster
Attack the Block is about a group of teenagers defending themselves from alien invasion on a council estate in South London on Bonfire night.

If Attack the Block doesn’t break any new grounds, then it is a good blend of genres. Which includes science-fiction, horror and occasional comedy. Apart from the obvious alien invasion theme, it's also a good look at British urban youths although it’s not exactly realistic.

It’s a very enjoyable, fast-paced sci-fi yarn with some great set pieces. It has an eerie atmosphere with an energetic performance from its young, and unknown, cast. It also has a nice blend of themes and genres that makes this movie appealing from all kind of audiences, from sci-fi buffs to fans of British pop culture.

It’s a very clever movie from first time director Joe Cornish that creates something different in a familiar situation seen in other movies, such as Independence Day. From the producer of Shaun of the Dead, you can see the resemblance between these two movies. A mix of genres, fight for survival and a distinctive British flavour. If you’re a Shaun of the Dead fan, this is a movie for you. You could say that Attack the Block is the new Shaun of the Dead.

In conclusion, Attack the Block is a movie you don’t want to miss. It works as an action comedy, alien invasion sci-fi and horror adventure with modern visuals as well as terrifying sound effects. A thrilling movie all around that’s appealing to all kinds of audiences, so it's safe to say that you’ll definitely have a good time watching this movie.

9/10

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