Joined once again in the home cinema (meaning a laptop and IKEA chairs) is good friend and fellow radio person Ella Woods. Although not foolish enough to spend 2012 watching a film day, Ms Woods does like a film every now and then, bringing this mellow headed British action/thriller for our delectation. Coming from the least funny half of comedy duo Adam & Joe, Attack the Block is a disappointingly uninspired, bland filmmaking debut from Joe Cornish.
With a plethora of influences on it’s extra-terrestial sleeve, Cornish subverts the standard alien invasion story, setting the film in a down and out South London council housing estate, populated by a bunch of hooded reprobates. Starting the film with a typically lacklustre mugging sequence, the future of mankind is left in the hands of these unlikely ghetto heroes.
Here’s the review. Some would say it’s long, I would say it’s not long enough. There’s even a bit of almost radio-quality banter. Almost.
- Ella’s doing Twitter now. Be nice.