Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and a gang of tough inner city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into an intergalactic war-zone.Written by
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Aliens come to earth, attacking and killing people in a housing project "The Block". All that is stopping them is a group of young thugs.
This low budget British film is interesting and much has been said about the social commentary contained in the film, but the problem is that while at a high level it is brilliant, from a core film making point of view it fails.
Yes to defeat the aliens the protagonist must uncover something about themselves with the aliens being a metaphor for the causes of social evils and so on. However most of what happens in the movie is just action.
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