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Attack The Block

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Saved by hoodies!

Attack the block review

It’s Gremlins with hoodies! It’s Kidulthood with glow-in-the-dark space monkeys! It’s the new Shaun Of The Dead!

Unfortunately, Joe Cornish’s alien-invasion urban thrilla never quite lives up to its promise, but it does inject a welcome dose of street-smart originality into a tired genre.

Neither as funny, clever or suspenseful as it should have been, it’s saved by a fresh young cast (John Boyega stands out as teen-gang main man Moses) and a handful of terrific monster moments.

FX featurettes, a lengthy documentary and three insightful commentaries ought to help it towards the cult status it was always destined for beyond the big screen. Safe, bruv.

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