For most movie watchers the only name or face that you will know in Attack the Block is Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), but don’t let that keep you from going to watch this movie. Attack the Block stars Jodie Whittaker as Sam, John Boyega as Moses, Simon Howard as Biggz, Alex Esmail as Pest, Leeon Jones as Jerome, and Franz Drameh as Dennis. Moses (head of the street gang), Biggz, Pest, Jerome, and Dennis attempt to mug Sam one night on her way home from work. The mugging is interepted when a meteor slams to the earth near them. When Moses goes to investigate he is greeted by an alien creature. It slashes his face and the gang tracks it down and kills it. After parading the body of their find around town the decide to take it to Ron’s (Nick Frost) home and see if he can identify it. He can’t but allows the boys to store it at his home. While hanging out and Ron’s the boys see more meteors falling from the sky and run out to investigate. However, what they find is not the tiny little alien creature they had killed earlier. These aliens are bigger, faster, and deadlier than what they faced before. The boys are determined to fight them off, but the police track them down for the mugging of Sam and complicate matters significantly. After being reunited with Sam, they are forced to work with her to stop a deadly alien invasion.
Sunshine’s Thoughts: I have been wanting to see this movie for a very long time and I was not disappointed. Setting aside my odd love for British slang and an accent, I can honestly say this movie is going to be a cult classic. A pure alien movie with frightening moments, gore, and a suprising amount of heart, Attack the Block is excellent. The young cast bring a ton of enthusiasm to their roles and they are so fun to watch as they try to figure out how the hell they are going to fight these massive aliens. John Boyega as Moses is one of the best antogonist/heroes I have seen in a while. Despite only being 19 and in his first starring role, Boyega does a great job of keeping the movie centered. Of course the movie has its cheesy moments (when Moses states the lesson he is meant to learn) but the fun and gore outways the cheese. This is a definate must see for anyone who loves Nick Frost, alien movies, and British slang. I give this 5/5 gasoline filled super soakers, Allow It!
This was a good movie even thought I could only understand 1/2 of what people were saying. Just watching the movie helped fill in the gaps. If you are a nervous person like me you will jump in your seat at least four times. Nick Frost I love you! I give this movie 4.5 gasoline filled super soakers due to the accent barrier I had to work through. Believe!