Attack the Block is a stunning action-adventure movie that pits a South London teenage gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. Director Joe Cornish turns a London housing estate into a sci-fi playground and teenage street kids into heroes. Set inside a dodgy South London tower block, a trainee nurse is a robbed by a gang of hooded youths on her way home. Sam is saved when the gang are distracted by a bright meteorite, which falls from the sky and hits a nearby parked car. The nurse flees, just before the gang are attacked by a small alien creature that leaps from the wreckage. The gang chase the creature and kill it, dragging its ghoulish carcass to the top of the block, which they treat as their territory. While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of meteors fall. Confident of victory against such feeble invaders, the gang grab weapons, mount bikes and mopeds, and set out to defend their turf. However, the creatures are more savage, shadowy and bestial than before, and are hunting their fallen comrade and nothing is going to stand in their way.
- Joe Cornish
- Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway, Flaminia Cinque, Joey Ansah, Chris Wilson, Lee Nicholas Harris, Terry Notary, Adam Leese, Jumayn Hunter, Maggie McCarthy, Franz Drameh, Danielle Vitalis, John Boyega, Jacey Sallés
- 88 min