From the producers of SHAUN OF THE DEAD, HOT FUZZ, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD and PAUL comes ATTACK THE BLOCK, a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing estate into a sci-fi playground. A tower block into a fortress under siege. And teenage street kids into heroes. Its inner city versus outer space.

Trainee nurse Sam is walking home to her flat in a scary South London tower block when shes robbed by a gang of masked, hooded youths. Shes saved when the gang are distracted by a bright meteorite, which falls from the sky and hits a nearby parked car. Sam flees, just before the gang are attacked by a small alien creature that leaps from the wreckage. The gang chase the creature and kill it, dragging its ghoulish carcass to the top of the block, which they treat as their territory.

While Sam and the police hunt for the gang, a second wave of meteors fall. Confident of victory against such feeble invaders, the gang grab weapons, mount bikes and mopeds, and set out to defend their turf. But this time, the creatures are bigger. Much bigger. Savage, shadowy and bestial, they are hunting their fallen comrade and nothing will stand in their way. The estate is about to become a battleground. And the bunch of no-hope kids who just attacked Sam are about to become her, and the blocks, only hope.

Attack the Block hits the cinemas May 13th 2011

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  1. I wonder why you champion this rubbish.

    It doean't present Black people in any positive light especially when the film makers states he made it in response to being mugged.

    The film opens with a Black youth mugging a Nurse and then proceeds with a lot of cliched views of Black youth in general. Why as a community are we such self haters.

    • Hello Black Film Fan,

      Actually w support up and coming talent and a lot of actor’s in the movie are young kids that are up and coming. Also there was a message in the movie regarding what happens to people that go around making trouble and killing or robbing people. The film isn’t that far off from what some young people have to go through living in an urban environment, whether that be UK or abroad.

      Did you not find anything positive from the movie?

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