#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone.
Plot: A teen gang in a South London housing estate must team up with the other residents to protect their neighbourhood from a terrifying alien invasion.
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An alien invasion hits the “hood” in London reeking havoc with the local gangs. Excellent performances by all invoived including a breakout role for John Boyega (or Star Wars fame).
It’s raining Gollums!
Attack the Block is written and directed by Joe Cornish. It stars Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Jumayn Hunter, Luke Treadaway and Nick Frost. Music is by Basement Jaxx and Steven Price and cinematography by Tom Townend.
When a South London tower block comes under attack from aliens, a young gang of lads and the nurse they just mugged have to band together to fight back.
In Britain we was wondering just when Joe Cornish was going to turn his hand to directing a feature film, here for his debut he tackled a sci-fiction action comedy with a wry bit of social commentary thrown in for good measure – it was worth the wait.
With one Edgar Wright hovering about in the producers lounge and Nick Frost on hand as a reassuringly adult comedic presence, it could be argued that Attack the Block has joined the Wright/Pegg production line. Yet when you break it down this does in fact homage a myriad of siege invasion films, but still it becomes very much its own animal.
Cornish dangerously structures his film by introducing us to a young gang of kids who think nothing of mugging a single defenceless woman – with a knife. With the group spouting their turf speak (some none British views may struggle initially with the dialogue), they are not a bunch of youngsters one can easily get on side with. In fact to dislike them in an instant is wholly justifiable and understandable, so much so that once the aliens arrive it’s a human reaction to root for them to rid us of these troublesome youths. So yes, dangerous by Cornish, yet astute as it happens.
As the pic progresses and we spend time with the gang, we start to understand their way of life, their part in a tough society. It’s during this key phase that Cornish brings in another structure, that of the victim and the perpetrators having to band together to fight an enemy, surely he isn’t going to make heroes out of this gang of youthful miscreants? So once this scene is set, and the aliens start to unleash toothsome hell on this part of South London, it’s battle royale time. The blood and jokes seamlessly flow together, the score booms and other characters are introduced, some either for a lighter angle – others to annoy us and maybe be set up for alien gnasher fodder?
The aliens themselves are a splendid creation, a new addition to an overstocked market. One of the youngsters calls them gorilla wolf things, that’s about right, they be jet black with spiky hair and bio luminescent jaws and claws, they move on all fours. And then it’s the last part of Cornish’s clever structure plan, for as we are given a reason why the aliens are after this particular group, so does characters transformations offer a prudent point. There is hope unbound, not just for people in movie, but for societies fractured by the way of the life afforded them. While the lesson here of people taking responsibility for their actions, to right their wrongs, is written loud and proud.
Smart and fresh performances across the board, led by the wonderful Whittaker and a star making turn from Boyega, close out the deal. Attack the Block is a genre spilcer of a picture that brings something new to the table it sits at. Trust Bruv! 8/10
Confidently directed by newcomer Cornish
This neat little movie by first time director Joe Cornish (in the UK many will be aware of him from his late ’90’s TV show ‘Adam and Joe’), is a very straight forward alien invasion picture. The angle is simply in it’s setting. We are introduced to a bunch of generic, stereotypical ‘hoodies’ on a London high-rise estate. After an attempt to mug a young woman, lights begin to fall from the sky. What ensues is a battle between the “yoof” protecting their block.
This is no great film, the general idea, and it’s execution are standard for the genre. What is evident is Cornish’s confidence in directing. The actors “under the hoods” are quite brilliant, displaying both the hard exterior that they portray on the “streets”, but also their tender side, whilst along the way highlighting the reasons these young men are so disenfranchised; they are all from broken homes. This is quite a poignant issues when juxtaposed with the scenes of riots we saw in London this summer.
It must be hard to come up with new ‘alien’ monsters these days. We’ve seen in recent years some diabolically b******s monsters, but the creatures in this film are different and quite exception. Wolf-like, they seemingly have no eyes, and are completely black. Much of the early part of the film we see only shadows, silhouettes, until they open their mouths, displaying glow-in-the-dark gnashers.
Whilst not a ground breaking cinematic masterpiece, or even a great film, it has much to love. It has charm, some good performances, and the tension is palpable at times. It will be interesting to see what Cornish does next (apart from the co-writing job on Spielberg/Jackson’s Tintin films with Edgar Wright).
Was it really that bad?
(Sorry about my English, and if I made any offense, please accept my apologies. I am just expressing my opinions.)
I was shocked when I see so many people gave out negative comments. I saw many of the critics, saying that the movie is glorifying teenage gangs, mocking the cops, etc. To be honest, I totally disagree with that.
Maybe I have overlooked, but what I think the plot of the movie tries to reflect the reason behind the London riots. Throughout the whole film, it is not difficult to notice them: Social exclusion, lack of normal parenting, gangster rap and culture….and “ironically”, it was Moses in the film that saved the block, not the cops and armed police. In my opinion, the director is trying the convey the message of weak policing in the society.
Yes, I agree that the film is neither too funny or scary, but if you watch it from a fresh perspective you might as well like it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Joe Cornish
Writer Joe Cornish
Actors Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Alex Esmail, Leeon Jones
Awards Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 19 wins & 38 nominations.
Production Company Big Talk
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS (DTS Digital Surround), SDDS (uncredited), Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Cooke S4 Lenses, Arriflex 235, Cooke S4 Lenses, Arriflex 435, Cooke S4 Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor Creative Services, London, UK (digital intermediate), Technicolor, London, UK
Film Length 2,291 m (Spain), 2,400 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna Vivid 500T 8547)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema