Lazy Movie Review: Attack the Block

Premise:  Aliens attack a British apartment building. A gang of teenage hooligans fight them off with swords, baseball bats and fireworks. Do I need to say any more?

Pros:

-A ton of colorful, entertaining characters throughout.  Almost all of them very likeable.

-Fast paced.  If you don’t include the credits it’s only around 83 minutes long.  It gets right to it, and never wears out its welcome leading up to a satisfying ending.

-The design of the aliens is pretty simplistic, but totally works for the movie.  They aren’t technology based aliens, so they provide a lot of fun action and mayhem fighting a group of teenagers.

-Moses is a badass.

Cons:

-Some of the dialogue is hard to understand because of the thick British accents and British slang.  But not bad enough to where you can’t understand what’s going on.

-A little too much cheap, weed-related humor.  It falls short of getting annoying with it though.

Final Thoughts:  Man, what a fun movie.  Just a really good action comedy.  I wasn’t blown away like I was expecting to be, but Attack the Block is an undeniably fun movie.  If being fun is all it has going for it, that’s not too shabby a thing to say.  It features almost non-stop action in its short running time.  It’s a good movie bruv, allow it.

8.5 out of 10

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