Shock Till You Drop Movie Review - Attack the Block


Although the film certainly has its share of fans, the one thing that Super 8 proved unequivocally is that it's almost impossible to recapture the energy and the feeling of the Amblin movies of the 1980s. Audiences, especially kids, have seen too many movies derived from the conventions first created in their classic predecessors, and demand a different kind of stimulus in order to feel mystified, transported, or even just entertained. If anything, Abrams' film succeeded because he tapped more into a sense of nostalgia for viewers old enough to remember the movies of the '80s, or the '80s themselves, than into some contemporary feeling that offers a similar sense of inspiration. All of which is why Attack the Block, a new film in a similar vein, is all the more astonishing.

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