Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Attack The Block

I don't think I have ever enjoyed a movie so much this entire year, until "Attack The Block." The fresh and young cast of actors are perfect in each of their roles and it is a just an intense and good time. The main story is about a group of young teenagers who are the hoods of their block in South London. They are surprised one night when something crazy falls out of the sky and they realize it is an alien. The movie end up being a combination of "Crash" and "Shaun of The Dead," meets aliens. It is completely hilarious and I mention "Crash" only because of all these different characters meeting and intertwining at the end. The whole film takes place in one night, it is short and it never lets up. The special effects and filming of the movie is well done, and the comedy is some of the best of the year. I was captured by the movie the entire time. The actors are just great un their roles with perfect comedic timing and emotional intensity. Not only did I laugh but I was legitimately moved. The film is just so much fun. I cannot wait to see more movies from the director Joe Cornish and actress Jodie Whittaker. I imagine both of their careers will take off following this movie. The script is witty and exciting and there is next to nothing to complain about the movie at all, unless that is you do not like down right hilarious movies about teenagers coming together, fighting aliens, and just flat out kicking ass. This movie was awesome, one of the best of the year. Top 10 List coming soon.

5 out of 5 Stars

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