Attack The Block Review

The first thing that came to my mind was.”Who the heck is Joe Cornish and whats Attack The Block”? Well that’s not going to happen ever again. Joe Cornish is now in my list of directors i would loyally show support by watching his movies.

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Here’s a video i made on my two cents on the film, which by the way i thought was very very entertaining and had all the right amounts of suspence, humour and amount of blood. LOL

If you haven’t seen the movie yet? I highly recommend this film. At only 1 hour 30 minutes the movie is not too long and is great for a quick chill out time with maybe your siblings at the cinema… which is what i did hehe.. i watched it with my lil brother.

Go in knowing that this is not your standard alien invasion movie out of Hollywood. This isn’t a megabudget movie filled with name actors and huge explosions. There aren’t any special effects or CGIs that would throw your eyes into a warzone to figure what is killing what. NO… if anything at all it’s your basic film, with a man dressed up in a suit chasing humans. Think ET and Gremlins.. back to the good old films of the 80s-90s.

In his words

“The films I love are high-concept, low-budget movies. Directors who, for their first film, go “I’m going to do something a little too big, but I’m going to try to do it in a resourceful, clever way.” Like ‘Terminator,’ like an early Besson movie, like ‘Duel, like ‘THX1138.’ I’m going to bite off a little bit more than I can chew – I’m talking about those films, the ones I aspire to – and for everything they lack in production values that’s equaled or surpassed by authorship or invention or resourcefulness.

For me, a high-concept, low-budget film is cooler and more rewarding than a high-concept, high-budget film. They’ve had to try harder to get there, do you know what I mean? It’s like animation. You can feel the love that’s gone into every frame, which you sometimes can’t with cynical, big budget things.”

- Joe Cornish interview with Peter Hall from Moviefone.

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Here are the kids out to kill the blinds gorilla looking alien (L-R) Jerome – Leoon Jones, Biggz – Simon Howard, Moses – John Boyega, Pest – Alex Esmail and Dennis – Franz Drameh. All are brand new actors to the screen but my did they play their parts well. Look out for them in future movies yo!

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The really but ugly looking alien, that looks like it plastered on some fake teeth and decided to wear a furry coat!

my rating for the film?

Rating: ★★★★★ 

So go ahead make a date with one of the best sci-fi/comedy/horror/action mash-ups you’re ever going to see.

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