Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Attack the Block: Fantastic Fun Film
As I mentioned on the podcast A Fistful of Popcorn, Attack the Block is my favorite movie of the year. I have not had a better time at the theaters this year. There are several reasons why:
- The lead, Daniel Boyega (Moses) is a compelling character. Even though his character is a teenager, he is not played as an immature kid. He is the leader of a gang and he is serious in his role. He recognizes his role as the leader of his crew and sticks to his code of ethics for the Block. I expect to see Boyega doing big things in future movies.
- The soundtrack for the film is fantastic. The music in the film hit the right notes making us get exciting to see more of the action that occurs on screen.
- For an alien invasion movie, the script is refreshing fun and simple. Compared to silly blockbuster movies such as Battle: Los Angeles and the upcoming Battleship. There is no overblown romance story line bogging down the script or overdone plot points that become increasingly confusing.
- The aliens themselves actually are better looking than other alien movies. They are genuinely scary and not silly humanoid slime creatures with guns.
This movie will be a sleeper hit when it eventually goes wide, I urge everyone to see it.