Attack The Block
Sun 26 June 2011 // 20:00
(Sun 26th, Tues 28th - Thurs 30th / 8pm / £5/4/3 ttt)
(Joe Cornish / UK / 2011 / 87 minutes / Certificate 15)
Hanging out one night on their South London housing estate, a teenage gang, led by Moses (John Boyega), discover that all is not quite what it seems when they confront a strange, ET-like creature that falls out of the sky and through the roof of a car. It turns out that this is just the beginning of a full-scale alien invasion that mysteriously seems to be targeting the tower block in which they live...
Cue an 'Assault On Precinct 13'-style siege, but this time the heroes are a bunch of teenagers who are just as concerned about having enough phone credit and Rizlas as they are about repelling the (space) invaders.
Inspired by 80s monster movies like Gremlins, Critters etc., and classic gang films such as The Warriors, the Joe half of 'Adam & Joe' makes the leap to the big screen with this fast, fun, sci-fi monster action blockbuster.
'It's inner city vs outer space. -Y'get me?'