Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Attack the Block (2011)

Director: Joe Cornish. Cast: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Nick Frost. 88 min. Rated R. UK/France. Sci-fi/Thriller/Comedy.

The movie that put John Boyega (Finn in the new Star Wars movie) on the map. An animal-like alien crashes into a London ghetto, a group of teenagers kill it, and look into how to sell its carcass on eBay (typical). But then, many more aliens follow. A nice indie sci-fi thriller that manages to keep the viewer engaged with a good mixture of suspense and comedy, and thanks to a tight screenplay, still keep everything low-budget. And this all from a first-time feature director, who later wrote the story for Ant-Man. Good example on how movie careers start.

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