A group of London teens find themselves in the middle of an alien invasion and fight to defend their tower block from some evil extraterrestrials in this stylish sci-fi romp from the producers of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Beset by a gang of young thugs as she passes through a South London housing estate, Sam (Jodie Whittaker) is in the midst of being robbed when a ball of light falls out of the sky, and destroys a nearby car. Frightened, she flees from the scene just before an unearthly beast emerges from the wreckage and attacks Moses (John Boyega), the leader of the youthful gang. In retaliation, Moses and his crew slay the creature, and take it to a local drug den owned by ruthless gangster Hi-Hatz (Jumayn Hunter) for safe keeping. Later, as the police assist Sam in pursuing her assailants, strange lights start to rain down on the streets, heralding the arrival of a second, more ferocious, wave of creatures. With the city under siege, there's no place left to run. Quickly realizing she's going to have to fight if she wants to survive, Sam once again crosses paths with the street-tough teens, but instead of running away vows to battle alongside them to the bitter end. Meanwhile, Moses becomes the primary target of the aliens, and the group arms themselves with everything from baseball bats to high-powered fireworks in the fight to save the human race.
Behind the block documentary; Creature feature - special effects; Meet the gang; Cast; Unfilmed action; Unfilmed sequences from the movie; That's a rap - fun with the cast on set; Filmmaker and cast comentaries
Attack the Block 4.3 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
This was actually pretty good. A fun movie that's action packed, good story too.
More than 1 year ago
This move was actually very surprising, I did not think it was going to be as enjoyable as it actually was. After having seen the preview, I was skeptical at best...it seemed kinda cheesy. How ever, I like sci-fi & all that, and I like Nick Frost, so I finally decided I would give it a watch and see what I thought. By the end of it, I was actually fairly entertained. It wasn't what I would call the absolute best movie I've ever seen, but it was definitely better than average I thought, and it by no means sucked. It was a fun new sci-fi horror comedy that was rather unique. Nick Frost didn't play the biggest role in it, but for the parts he was in it, he was pretty good...his usual goofy funny self. The stuff he does with Simon Pegg will always be my favorite though, of either actor, though they have been good in everything else I've seen each of them in. I was not real familiar with the other actors in this movie, but they all did a really good job I thought, even the 2 kids. If you're into sci-fi, horror, and comedy and language & gore doesn't phase you, then I highly recommend checking out this one...it's actually quite entertaining. I for one will probably be scooping this up at some point to add to my collection.