As you may have heard me mention recently, I scored tickets to the St. Louis advanced screening of Attack the Block (2011) on Wednesday. Much thanks to the people at /Film for making it happen. Since seeing the film, I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with an appropriate review. There’s a lot of food for thought- the race relations message in the film; the extremely tight script; the magnificent character, Moses and equally magnificent performance of John Boyega bringing Moses to life; the excellent way that director Joe Cornish built suspense on a budget; the comedic relief of Nick Frost, who’s surprisingly a secondary character; the genius behind the alien design, which allowed them to create a perfectly frightening monster without breaking the effects bank; the perfect balance between story, humor, and thrills; and on and on. After nearly two days of deep thought about it, I think I’ve finally formulated all of the things I’d like to say about the movie.
HOLY SHIT, IT WAS FUCKING AWESOME!
Honestly, I wrestled with all of the things I wanted to say about the movie, but they really can be summed up more efficiently with those six words.