Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Movie Reviews : Attack the Block
I recently reviewed Attack the Block for the good people at Flick Feast. Joe Cornish's debut film is due out soon on DVD and Blu-Ray.
The debut feature from Joe Cornish caught a lot of cinema goers by surprise, including yours truly. Perhaps due to its marketing or maybe just Cornish’s comedy background, I went into Attack the Block expecting a horror comedy set amidst a high-concept movie in which Aliens invade inner city London, but after the first viewing I felt a little deflated. The film has comedic moments but isn’t a comedy and it has bloody moments but isn’t a horror. All in all, the film just seemed to fall a little bit short, perhaps due to the weight of my own expectation. On second viewing however, now knowing what to expect and focusing more on the concept rather than trying to pigeon-hole its genre, I definitely enjoyed the film a lot more.
You can read the full review here:
Flick Feast: Attack the Block