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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Sean Kelly

My Thoughts on Attack the Block

Attack the Block is a British sci-fi/horror/comedy that has been getting a lot of buzz for the past few month and it finally received a limited North American release.

The film has simple enough plot - a group of alien creatures attack a group of hoodlums within a south-London apartment block.  However, there is something with how the film is pulled off that just makes it a joy to watch.

Part of its appeal is that the film goes back and forth between being a serious sci-fi/horror film and comedy.  For me, it is the tension-breaking comedic moments that make the film.

It's also nice to see a creature film that doesn't rely on expensive CGI effects (the aliens are obviously puppets).

Overall, Attack the Block was a fun film that I highly recommend checking out.

9/10

Sean Kelly

About Sean Kelly -

Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described ├╝ber-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).