B.J.’s Quickies | “Attack the Block”


If you’ve seen every other Edgar Wright film (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, all 14 episodes of SPACED, etc.), I highly recommend Joe Cornish‘s “Attack the Block” – it’s got a similar energy, not exactly the same, but you can tell he was influenced by Wright. Attack the Block is about a group of young South London chavs* who get caught up in the middle of an invasion by alien creatures, driven by a very believable biological need. It stars a pre-Star Wars John Boyega who proves why he was arguably the best part of the new Disney-committee films. Nick Frost (again of Edgar Wright’s stable of actors) makes an appearance or two in this pretty fun action/sci-fi/horror flick. Overall grade: B+

*Note: they may not strictly be chavs, but they seem chav-like so I’m okay with calling them chavs. The extent of my knowledge of chav culture begins and ends with The Catherine Tate Show.

BJ Wilson

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