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Attack The Block is a thrilling film that combines the trepidation for the unknown, the enthusiasm for adventure and the excitement for action. This film brings together the marvelous writing skills and directing abilities from the versatile and talented Joe Cornish, as well as the unmatched acting performances of John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Jumanyn Hunter and Nick Frost.

The film takes place or is set in South London, during the annual commemoration of Firework Night, in the middle of the evening; while nurse Sam (Jodie Whittaker) is walking back home, a gang of teenagers is trying to assault her; when an unknown object falls from the sky onto a nearby car, she takes the opportunity to escape from her attackers.

Moses (John Boyega), the leader of the gang, decided to look for the loot in the car; when the car is suddenly attacked by an extraterrestrial creature without eyes, but the gang strikes back killing it, without realizing that other similar aliens are invading the Earth. In their attempt for gaining notoriety and making a lot of money, they take the Alien to marijuana dealers, Ron (Nick Frost), and his boss Hi-Hatz (Jumanyn Hunter), so the gang can get the aid that they need to achieve their fame and fortune. While the decision is being made on what to do with the alien, they keep it in a room in the meantime and the criminal teen group arm themselves in order to fight against the outer space presence that has hit the earth.

In route of defending the Earth, Moses is arrested by the police officers for mugging Sam, but while driving them to the Police Station; the gang suffers an attack from the aliens, and in the process all officers were killed.. It is precisely in this moment, where the gang of teenagers will have to fight, endure and struggle to save their existence and avoid the alien invasion. The gang will have to combat the outer space creatures with unexpected strategies, adventurous chases and shocking obstacles; that absolutely, will keep you intrigued.

Once again, Studio Canal, UK Film Council, Big Talk Pictures and Film4 Productions released a production with surprising twists in the story, incredible scenarios and spectacular creatures effects that without a doubt, will have you watching and enjoying each moment of the film.

The gained popularity of the film and the high praises from critics, are the best recommendations for any movie seeker. The exceptional script and story telling will indeed be able keep you interested in the film from the beginning of the movie to the end.

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Stars
John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones
Director
Joe Cornish
Language
English
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