Horny Urban Aliens Attack!

It’s been a couple weeks since I have posted anything here, I feel like a slacker but sometimes there’s just not anything interesting enough to geek out about! Seriously it can be tough thinking of cool shit to write about every day! However yesterday I had the pleasure of viewing an excellent sci-fi flick on the big screen-Attack the Block is a movie that you need to see in the theater as it easily defeats this summers blockbusters by a long shot.

If you haven’t heard already this one is produced by the Shaun of the Dead guys and it shows throughout the entire movie, right down to Nick Frost’s role as a slacker pot dealer middle man. Pretty much the same dude he played on ‘Shaun’. The movie however is a bit different, as it follows a group of asinine teenagers in London who stumble upon an alien creature, shot down from space like a meteor, while mugging a defenseless neighborhood woman. As the groups teen leader is briefly attacked by the monkey like alien, the woman flees and the teens become dead set on chasing down the creature and putting it down. However in doing so it ends of being the worst mistake of their life, as shortly thereafter dozens more bigger, deadlier aliens are shot down from space into their hood. From this point on the movie goes into hyper drive, with fierce action, gore and suspense that will likely please any fan of good classic monster movies of yesterday.

There’s been a lot of critics who have put this flick down saying that there’s not a likable character in the whole lot. Just a group of mean spirited teens acting like a troupe of jackasses. I however disagree, first off they probably act like real kids today which make the characters much more believable and in fact in the end I think this movie does a nice job at showing that these misfits DO indeed have heart and a conscience.

Lastly though the aliens of this movie aren’t likely to hold a candle to creatures like say the Predator or Gremlins, but they are fairly well done with practical monster effects and quite tasteful CG. Nothing looks too outwardly fake, perhaps their simple design worked it their favor, but honestly the focus is not really on the creatures of this flick, it’s just a great chase & survival movie jam packed with action, the way it used to be delivered in movies. Simple fun, with a group of misunderstood teens armed with illegal fireworks, samurai swords and gas filled squirt guns. If you get a chance check this one on the big screen, if you’re a fan of creature features you won’t wanna miss it!

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