‘Attack The Block’ (2011) Review

'Attack The Block' (2011) Review: A Would Be Classic Back in 2011, one of the biggest movies in the world for film buffs was ‘Attack The Block’. There was no escaping it. Every website, podcast, or personality associated with film would not shut up about it. The rest of the world? Well they were lucky if they even heard about it. The film didn’t do well at the box office and made less than half it’s budget worldwide so, this was not the breakout hit it deserved to be. Which is a shame because, Attack The Block was, and still is, an awesome movie. Before that, I want to get into why those who saw it were so taken with it. To do that, I have to get into the mind of a film critic. A type of person whose entire identity is fuelled by an almost nihilistic love of nostalgia. We’ll tell you that what we want to see more than ANYTHING is an original movie. That we hate the constant remakes, reboots and sequels. Sure, while critics will hem and haw about unoriginality, it’s largely just for show. In reality film critics love callbacks, references, anything that links the films we’re watching, to films we’ve already seen. It’s the reason why Quentin Tarantino has an almost cult-like following for his movies. His films are full of iconic imagery meant to evoke a sense of familiarity. Too much of that though,…

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