Some audiences are simply unknowable.
Some audiences are simply unknowable.
Even that has failed me on occasion.
Thus, I gave up.
Attack the Block Blu-ray Review
Attack the Block plays like a scrappy little underdog. It's not the biggest or most complex movie out there, but it's honest, comfortable with itself, and most important, entertaining. It's not a movie that's going to redefine a genre or kick the already saturated alien invasion movie market into another, heretofore unrealized, gear, but it's a solid entry into a crowded field, and its different take on an old story gives it a boost that just another "blow stuff up" movie couldn't deliver. Sony's Blu-ray release of Attack the Block features solid video and audio to go along with a healthy assortment of extras. Recommended.
Joe Cornish Says Someday You’ll Probably See More ‘Attack the Block’ in Some Form, Eventually
Cornish says that he’s gotten approached from people about an Attack the Block sequel, an American remake, as well as a TV series. This is all just early, preliminary chatter though, so it’s too soon to tell which way the property might go. And Cornish definitely wants to do something different before he goes back to this universe, so don’t get too excited yet. But it for sure sounds like he wants to allow Attack the Block to live on in some other form eventually, and it seems like there’s actually studio people interested in the idea as well. Too cool.
According to Cornish, one reasons talk of a sequel keeps popping up is that the star of the original film, John Boyega, keeps coming up with new ideas for what they can do. He described one of the coolest by saying, “He has this image of a bigger alien attack on London, as if the attack we saw in Attack the Block was just the [first] wave and there’s another wave of bigger creatures. And he described to me this image of Moses leading a whole army of hood kids across the Thames, next to the houses of Parliament. No, his image was even better, he had an image of Moses on a police horse. You know the police in London who have those horses they use in riots… somehow Moses has got onto one of those horses. So he’s on a horse leading this army of South London kids across the river to take on this bigger wave of aliens. So yeah it’s really fun to think of stuff like that and what we could do.” That sounds pretty neat to me. But it’s a slippery slope as well. One of the best things about Attack the Block was that it was a throwback to practical effects and old fashioned movie-magic trickery. I wouldn’t want to see it get a big budget and look like every other blockbuster out there. Cornish seems to have a pretty good idea of what made his movie work though, so I think he could do big well. I’ll now be listening very closely for any more rumblings about these guys getting back to work. Fingers crossed
Mr. Beaks And Joe Cornish Discuss The ATTACK THE BLOCK Blu-ray, TINTIN And A Potential "Probs And Mayhem" TV Series!
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Ok, a show based on Probs and Mayhem(the two junior bad boys in atb) is a great idea! Count me in!!!!
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Have you bought this yet??? GO!!! NOW!!!BUY!!!!BUY!!!!Attack the Block is a truly remarkable debut film that establishes Cornish as a compelling storyteller that isn't afraid to take calculated risks. The alien invasion flick has something for everyone- great laughs, interesting character arcs, intense action sequences and some down-right chilling and gory moments too and proves that original ideas within the genre realm are still very much alive and kicking.
In terms of the Blu-ray presentation of Attack the Block, Sony definitely makes up for its lack of support during the flick's theatrical run by delivering a stellar home release of the movie that features a rather extensive and entertaining selection of bonus features. The hour-long Behind the Block documentary is thorough and engaging, really digging deep into what makes Attack the Block such a remarkable feature film and provides a (sometimes brutally) candid look at the grueling process everyone went through to get the movie made the right way.
And while Behind the Block is definitely fascinating and both the Meet the Gang and That's a Rap featurettes are also highly enjoyable as well, it's the Creature Feature mini-doc that wis definitely the most entertaining and interesting to watch of the bunch; not only does it take you through the creature design process with both the practical and visual effects teams, but it's also a showcase for Terry Notary, the lead creature in Attack the Block, who also worked alongside Cornish and the effects teams to develop the look and the feel of the alien. For you practical creature effects geeks out there (like this writer), this featurette is absolute gold.
There's no doubt that the BlockHeads out there will be pleased by this exceptional presentation of Attack the Block on Blu-ray; it's everything you could possibly want to know about the flick and then so much more. For those of you who may not have caught the movie when it hit limited theaters earlier this year, Sony's Blu-ray release is no doubt a fantastic way to experience the movie for the very first time, too.