Attack the Block is very reminiscent of older B-role action/horror movies. It centers around a group of hoodlums let by Moses, living it a low rent estate in London. The group of hoodlums have other problems besides trying to rob people, something just fell from the sky and they chase it down to see what it was. Yep, it’s aliens with no eyes and a great sense of smell. As they attack to block everybody has to come together to defend it. Not only are they fighting for their lives, they’re running from the police who think they did something the aliens did. Who’s going to believe a bunch of gangster kids who say there’s aliens attacking right? Moses knows this block, knows the people and he has to rally them together to take down this threat to save their block. We’ve seen movies like this before but when handled correctly it creates something that stands out from the crowd of others like it. For being fast, agile, ugly ape-looking monsters they are a bit slow at key times but hey, the good guys have to get away right? B-roll movie or not it finds a way to make it fun and end up rooting for them to take down the aliens and save the block.
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