Attack the Block

This is supposed to be an indie Brit version of Super 8.

It’s not.

First, it just sucks and is stupid except for about 3 funny lines.

Second, it starts with a bunch (I won’t dignify them by calling them a gang) of teenage shits mugging a nurse who throws in with them at the end to go all kumbayah againt the weakest evil aliens ever in a movie. Werewolves with dachsund viciousness and with glowsticks in their mouths so you can see them coming from the rave down the street half a mile away.

The aliens spend half the movie trying to get some dumbass out of a dumpster who won’t quit answering his cell phone and attracting them. The aliens never figure out how to lift the lid. They just crash into the dumpster over and over. Seriously, this movie is exactly that fucking stupid. It’s what happens when socialism meets Steven Spielberg.

What I liked about this movie was the taken for granted Clockwork Orange everyday lives part. Bloodthirsty aliens taking over London was an improvement, as everyone in the movie said 3 or 4 times. Trenchant. Social. Commentary. And this was the first time I’d ever heard a British accent make people sound even more dumb. Quite an accomplishment, that.

So, if you like a movie where special effects are like the Night Stalker TV show, and you can’t understand most of the dialogue and it just kind of meanders off at the end, awesome movie.


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