Thursday, November 8, 2012
Directed by Joe Cornish
Starring John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Leeon Jones, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Simon Howard, Nick Frost
Oh man. I had such high hopes for this film but.. really, they expect me to identify and root for petty thugs as heroes? Scumbags who rob and intimidate people just for kicks? The whole film I was cheering for the fucking aliens. There's one very good aspect to Block and surprisingly it is the low budget execution. They've really had to think outside the box with the effects, especially with the aliens who are pitch black creatures, silhouettes really, with teeth that glow in the dark. Cheap and quite effective. The Brits usually deliver in these genres and Attack The Block could've been one of the greats on the level with, say, Shaun Of The Dead if only it had a little thing called likeable characters instead of bunch of assholes. Oh well.
Attack The Block at IMDb