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Old 06-15-11, 11:06 PM
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Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South London

I....thought either I made a thread about this or someone else did....search came up w/ nothing. Either way..it's been getting good buzz. Looks funny, I'll see it.

Set on a council estate in South London on Bonfire night, the film follows a street gang, Moses (John Boyega), Pest (Alex Esmail), Dennis (Franz Drameh), Jerome (Leeon Jones) and Biggz (Simon Howard). While they are mugging nurse Sam (Jodie Whittaker), a fiery object falls from the sky, crashing through the roof of a nearby car. When they investigate, they discover a creature from the meteor and they kill it. Soon more aliens crash land and the gang has to defend themselves and their council estate from the alien invaders.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

Looks like a funny, British version of Super 8. Looked really cool to me.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

It's getting pretty good reviews as well....89% at RT.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

I saw it 3 weeks ago and it was a blast - basically a 'Monster Squad' 'Night at the Creeps' meets 'Critters' type of flick, but with a bunch of British kids - the creatures are cool, the action is decent and the pace is great. A really fun time at the movies!

I don't know about the US, but up here in Toronto, they've been having weekly screenings since then - with passes on gofobo - so check that out to see if there is one in your area in advance of July 29.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

i want to see this so bad.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

I too saw this a few weeks ago and had a blast, just a fun movie from start to finish. Like MDC3000 said, it feels like a Monster Squad type movie but here the kids are hoodlums and curse like sailors. Don't want to give away too much, just go into this movie, turn off your brain and enjoy this blast from the past.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

I have read about this one, but some of the articles mention the thick accents and dialogue that may not be familiar. Was it hard to figure out what they were saying? I always have trouble with stuff like that and usually need subtitles.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

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I have read about this one, but some of the articles mention the thick accents and dialogue that may not be familiar. Was it hard to figure out what they were saying? I always have trouble with stuff like that and usually need subtitles.
It wasn't Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels bad. Yeah some lines were hard to understand but you don't get lost in plot, that is fairly straight forward.
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Seemed appropriate. But yeah the accents were nowhere near as thick in this one.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

for the most part...I don't need subtitles for British flicks....I think Lock, Stock was the only one where I think needed them. Maybe snatch...
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

Yeah those working-class northerners have thick thick accents.

I don't usually have much of a problem understanding any British accent but my parents couldn't understand even the easiest high middle class Londoner accent. haha
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

This film looks awesome. I can't wait to see it.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

Wow this looks nice!!
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Anyone see this movie yet?

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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

It was amazing and a ton of fun.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

I just saw it tonight. Pretty damn good, although the creature design left a little to be desired. All in all, I think I prefer this to Super 8.

John Boyega, who plays the main character Moses, is a total badass, and I hope to see more projects for him in the future.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

Can't believe all the praise this is getting. Didn't like it that much.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

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Can't believe all the praise this is getting. Didn't like it that much.
3 stars isn't too bad. Apparently you enjoyed it a little bit.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

The BD and DVD is up for pre order at Amazon.co.uk. Sept. 19th release date.

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...tack+the+block
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

Having seen the Comicon panel for this movie (with the director Cornish, exec producer Edgar Winters, and Boyega), I am actually mildly interested in seeing it now.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

This completely upstaged Super 8 for me. It felt like a throwback to those fun 80's movies (as someone said earlier in the thread, like Monster Squad meets Critters), but updated it for a fresh take. Abrams should watch this and take note. A heck of a lot of fun.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

from what I've read the Basement Jaxx score is the highlight of the film.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

I stilll can't wait to see this whenever it hits close.
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Re: Attack The Block (2011, Writer/Director: Joe Cornish) Alien attack in South Londo

Loved it, surprised more people here aren't seeing this. There was a lot of hype within genre communities and the word of mouth has been pretty good.

I also felt it compared to Super 8 in many ways, not besting it nor inferior to it. Both films threw the same steak on the grill but seasoned it differently. My two favorite films I've seen this summer season.

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