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Weekly Movie-Making Moments in Film: Attack the Block – 2011

The city series….

Yo - the aliens are coming

One of the things that I have always questioned is this … Why don’t the aliens ever attack the ghetto? I mean, all the alien invaders when they invade seem to end up in the midwest; or on someone’s farm; in the backwoods; at the lake during vacation; or the town you would never visit with a population of 10—anywhere but in the hood.

Well those days are over. We be talking about the really cool, down by law, and just totally sweet, street-wise, hip new film (out this year) entitled “Attack the Block”. I could say more but I will let the trailer say the rest. But I will conclude by saying I think it is a must see film if you like the dark comedy science fiction genre. There are great moments in the film. Nothing gave us a laugh more than one of the characters saying …”fire in the hole” or “aliens got talent” in reference to America’s Got Talent and Simon Cowell.

Attack the Block is a 2011 British science fiction action film written and directed by Joe Cornish. The film stars Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Simon Howard. Set on a council estate in South London on Bonfire night, the film follows a street gang which have to defend themselves from hostile alien invaders. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 11 May 2011. Attack the Block is the directorial debut of Cornish.


A scene from the film - is that what I think it is

No safety in here

6 responses

  1. Aliens in the HOOD! Okay now I am interested. It’s so crazy that you have a point that they never seem to be anywhere in the Hood but everywhere else! Great review ~ faithful fan Jackie 🙂

    December 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    • It was a very good film Jackie, there was these little quirks of humor that you had to note in-between the British accent. Like the reference to Simon Crowe on American Idol and “aliens got talent”.

      December 3, 2011 at 11:09 pm

  2. Aliens know better… Don’t go to the Hood!

    : 0

    December 5, 2011 at 7:39 am

  3. Oh you are funny! I will withhold my comment on this… 😆

    December 19, 2011 at 2:47 am

    • I could never find an alien anywhere when I was living in the hood. 🙂

      December 20, 2011 at 3:04 pm

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