Illegal Aliens Invade London

Okay, it’s a film review. Not everyday we attend a teen SciFi at the cinema. But it was free and turned out to be fun.

My review of Attack the Block at Cinema Takes:

Before the preview session we were warned that the film was dark and violent but fun. For a Sci-Fi alien film, Attack The Block turned out to be on the light side with less blood and violence than expected. It was fun! The audience laughed a lot – a real plus for a teen flick as there were lots of baby boomers in attendance.

A London housing estate is besieged by extraterrestrial monsters. Writer/director Joe Cornish keeps a fast pace, punctuating the humour with the inevitable but fairly subdued ‘horror’. The script is clever at times, though the frequent references to oppression of the block’s underclass youth by police, government and society is hardly subtle or necessary. Better to let the bleeding obvious… Anyway, it’s a film about a London riot of a very different kind.

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10 comments on “Illegal Aliens Invade London

  1. When I saw the title of the post I didn’t think it was about a movie. While on the bus from Dover to London a couple of months ago I couldn’t help but notice that the outer suburbs of London are populated totally by people of non-English descent or of Christian beliefs, and this is what I thought the post was referring to in essence.

    I’m glad it didn’t.

  2. Like MSM headlines, post titles are meant to be sneaky sometimes.

    Some appropriate dialogue:

    Pest: They arrest us for nothing anyway.

    Moses: No, I reckon yeah, I reckon, the Feds sent them anyway. Government probably bred those things to kill black boys. First they sent in drugs, then they sent guns and now they’re sending monsters in to kill us. They don’t care man. We ain’t killing each other fast enough. So they decided to speed up the process.

    Pest: Believe!

  3. El gordo, I think it’s the planet Vulcan. I’m serious. It hasn’t been seen for about 100 years and its sudden disappearance baffled astronomers then, and astronomers since. It was thought that Vulcan was closer to the sun than Mercury. Has it been ‘found’ again?

    I haven’t read all the article you linked to so I’ll feel stupid if Vulcan isn’t mentioned. Conversely, I don’t expect it’d be mentioned because giant UFOs have more appeal.

  4. No mention of Vulcan, but talk of a giant death star. How ridiculous.

    It might actually be a reflection on the lens like NASA thinks it is. They’d know. That’s the end of the story as far as I’m concerned, disappointingly. I wanted it to be Vulcan.

  5. The ‘dark artifacts’ are a problem.

    When they saw similarly large objects around the sun they said the same.

    Corrupted pixels are party-poopers.

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