Hood­ies hit back when ET invades

AT­TACK THE BLOCK (15)

Evening Express (City Final) - The Guide - - BIG SCREEN - Da­mon Smith

John Boyega, Alex Es­mail, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, Si­mon Howard, Jodie Whit­taker, Nick Frost.

IN AT­TACK The Block, a ri­otous ac­tion com­edy from wri­ter­di­rec­tor Joe Cor­nish, aliens de­scend on an un­sus­pect­ing south Lon­don coun­cil es­tate. The ter­ri­fied res­i­dents of the cap­i­tal should be no match for slaver­ing beast­ies with lu­mi­nous fangs ... ex­cept the in­vaders don’t count on lo­cal knife-wield­ing hood­ies. The wolf-like crea­tures soon re­alise their dev­as­tat­ing speed and strength are no match for the south Lon­don lads, whose mer­ci­less fight­ing in­stincts have been honed on their PlayS­ta­tion and Xbox. Wayward lads Moses (Boyega), Pest (Es­mail), Den­nis (Drameh), Jerome (Jones) and Biggz (Howard), come face-to-face with a crea­ture from an­other planet af­ter a me­teor shower. Af­ter they slay the snarling beastie, a sec­ond down­pour of me­te­ors her­alds more crea­tures and the lads glee­fully grab weapons, leap­ing on to bi­cy­cles and mopeds. At­tack The Block has the po­ten­tial to be one of the truly sur­prise hits of the sum­mer, boast­ing some en­er­getic ac­tion se­quences in and around the tower block, and hi­lar­i­ous one-lin­ers. FAM­ILY WATCH: Swearing, No Sex, Vi­o­lence.

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