Attack the Block.
From the trailer this movie looked like it maybe a little low budget. I thought it looked like a laugh and decided to check it out anyway. What I was met with from the outset was much higher budget than first thought. From the opening scene of views over London on what I can only assume is the 5th of November due to a huge amount of fireworks to the first discovery of a ‘creature’ it has all the signs of a gritty street flick in the vain of Kidulthood and sequel Adulthood. The language, characters and scenes are all familiar but with one slight twist, aliens. The only way I can described these bad boys is overgrown, eyeless critters with ultraviolet jaws.
As the story progresses some characters disappear, other grow and mature and there is a whole host of crazy chases involving riot vans, mini motos and even a pizza bike. The gang befriend a local nurse, much different to themselves and go head to head with the invading horde armed with knives, baseball bats, fireworks, a samurai sword, acoustic guitar and a cap gun.
Brought to you by the producers of Shaun of the Dead it’s a whole lot of fun scattered with jumps.