Attack the Block
Directed by: Joe Cornish
Written by: Joe Cornish
Starring: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Nick Frost and Luke Treadaway
Imagine the difficulty of trying to mug someone during an alien invasion. You’ve just pulled a knife on an unsuspecting “Lone Woman At Night” (a stock character if ever there was one) and are about to collect your dues from her purse, when the car next to you explodes after something from the sky hits it.
If you find that a hard premise to relate to, you may have trouble with the beginning of Attack the Block, an alien invasion film set in the ghetto of South London. Moses (John Boyega) and his gang of teenage would-be thugs fend off extraterrestrials after ruining the night of Sam (Jodie Whittaker), a new nurse who they eventually find out lives in their same apartment building.