About Attack The Block
Attack the Block is a film about a gang of teens living in South London who must defend themselves and their neighborhood from invading aliens. At first, the teenagers appear to be an average group of obnoxious, troublemaking kids who are up to no good, but by the end of the film the viewer is left wondering if these teens are really just a product of their poor environment. The social message is artfully hidden in the movie, and is masked by thrilling action and well-timed comedy. The stars of the film work together in brilliant fashion. They portray a group of friends that misbehave, but who stand up to save the day when the time calls for it. Attack the Block is more likely to be a cult classic than a mainstream hit, but some of the best and most successful films started off that way, and continue to enjoy the cult classic title. The monsters in this film are not the cheesy movie monsters some might expect. Rather, they are well-crafted and genuinely creepy. A word that more perfectly describes them: memorable. These are monsters of the type you used to imagine were lurking around the corner or under your bed. They are genuinely terrifying, which is surely a thing true monster enthusiasts will enjoy. Attack the Block is not a movie that fits in any one genre. The horror isn’t horror enough, the comedy not comedic enough, and the social message is certainly not strong enough to stand alone. However, once all of these elements are woven together, they produce an interesting and memorable combination that will leave the viewer pleasantly surprised.