Friday, 27 May 2011

Attack The Block

Director: Joe Cornish

For someone that is making the step up into feature filmmaking, writer Joe Cornish has created the perfect starting point with Attack The Block. A story about a gang of troublesome youths who become horribly acquainted with giant, gorilla like aliens that will destroy anyone and anything that gets in their way.
Many of the actors/actresses that appear are newcomers to the big screen, besides Nick Frost, who plays drug dealer Ron.

Unlike films such as Shaun Of The Dead, Attack The Block very much focuses on the moral of the story and making the audience feel disturbed, rather than the comedy. The moments of humour within the movie are very borderline with mocking ‘the youth of today’ and the particular culture the film surrounds itself with. However being British, lines such as “I just want to go home, lock myself in my room and play Fifa”, are one’s that provide a good laugh about today’s society.

All in all, Joe Cornish has excelled himself with this release. It makes you laugh, it makes you think and it makes you jump out your skin, all elements that, when mixed together, provide a potion for a brilliant British film and it looks like Cornish has got plenty of it. 

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