Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.
Michael B. Jordan
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Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman 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 an intergalactic war-zone.Written by
After a screening by Sony Pictures in Toronto to determine whether they should release the film in North America, Ron Sparks recommended they change its title to "Space Bears" or "Space Gremlins" to attract a larger audience. See more »
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Making the leap from "hi concept" to "cult classic"
First, this is the sort of flick the UK writers do so well and frankly don't do enough of.
Reminds me of the old saying, when Life gives you Lemons, make Lemonade.
London has blessed the UK film industry with one of the most diverse and interesting ecosystems on the planet. What, I have lost count, 14 distinct accents and counting? In return the industry has taken this raw material and produced a wide range of thrillers, most of which rely heavily for their impact on the violence element or the gang element.
So, who woke up one morning and said, hey, let's make the gang the good guys for a change ... instead of causing trouble they get to defend the country against aliens. And brimming with gang values, they will go it alone, they will not even ask for help.
Great premise, brilliant and engaging execution. It could have just been "merely" entertaining, but great writing, cast, acting and direction help it make the leap to cult classic.
The low IMDb rating is not merely wrong, it is seriously wrong. This is a fun film that can be watched more than once.
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