Attack the Block (2011)
Tagline: Inner city vs outer space
May 11, 2011
Using elements of horror, science fiction, comedy and action, Attack the Block has got to be the most inventive and fun film in the genre. Attack the Block is a terrific alien invasion Sci Fi horror film that for me is the most fun Sci Fi film since Battle: Los Angeles. Attack the Block has a great cast of actors, and the story is engaging, thrilling and fun. Attack the Block is one of the most fun films that I’ve seen in quite some time. Director Joe Cornish effectively constructs a terrific Sci Fi film that blends horror and comedy in quite an original way. I don’t understand the flack that this film has received. I personally think that this one of the best Sci Fi horror comedies to come out in a long time. The plot is original, there are some great performances here, and enough gore to satisfy the diehard horror fan. Attack the Black is not for everyone, but for those who enjoy something different and are fans of the Sci Fi horror genre, Attack the Block is a film not to miss. This film is terrific, funny and is a totally new, refreshing take on the alien invasion films of old. This film is lots of fun, and the cast do a very good job in their parts. The film manages to use old elements, but use them in a way that is totally different and refreshing in an alien invasion film. Attack the Block is scary, funny, gory action packed fun. The common criticisms of the film where that it placed emphasis on thugs being heroes. In a way it’s true, but in another it isn’t. I mean if you’re going to watch a film to simply find that one particular thing that’s wrong about the film, don’t even bother watching it. I mean with a title like Attack the Block what do you expect? Watching this film I wasn’t thinking to myself, “what a bunch of little heroes!” I just focused on the craziness on-screen and had a blast watching this film. If you’re going to complain that it’s a bunch of hoods being heroes and saving their housing projects from alien invasion=, this may not be your type of film. But to those looking for a great Sci Fi horror action comedy, then look no further than Attack the Block. A fun, crazy film that is most certainly one of the best films of 2011.