Attack the Block lacks the comedic charm of British comedy classics such as Shaun of the Dead and the grit of dramas like the aforementioned Kidulthood. There are only so many one liners ending with “innit” that one can enjoy. Relying slightly too much on the novelty ‘hoody’ idea, the film cries out for either a much more substantial and satisfying plot or stronger jokes.
Attack the Block 2 is officially in the works, with Joe Cornish returning to direct and John Boyega back on board to star.
What made Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block so fresh and lively in comparison to its American counterparts?
Since making its debut at the SXSW festival back in March 2011, Attack the Block has garnered a cult following with its tale of Brit hood teens VS man eating alien invaders winning acclaim worldwide.
With the film about to be released on Blu-Ray/DVD in Australia, director Joe Cornish talks to Matt’s Movie Reviews about his favourite alien invasion movies.