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Attack The Block Trailer Crash Lands
Joe Cornish's sci-fi comedy. Allow it.

03 March 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: World Exclusive

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If you follow our Twitter feed (and if you don't, why the hell not?), you may have noticed yesterday that we had just seen Attack The Block, the debut movie from Joe Cornish off of the telly/radio. And we loved the hell out of it.

You'll have to wait a while for the official Empire review, but you won't have to wait to get a taste of what made us go ga-ga. For today we can unveil the world exclusive trailer for the film, in which a gang of inner city hoodies discover their heroic sides as they fight to repel an invasion of nasty alien space bastards.

Just click play to get a sense of the film's slick visuals, its excellent action sequences and the switchblade-sharp interplay between the five newcomers who play the hooded heroes: John Boyega, Simon Howard, Franz Drameh, Leeon Jones, and Alex Esmail.

 

Click here for a HD version of the trailer.

You also get a glimpse at the other major players in the film, from Jodie Whittaker to Luke Treadaway and a cameo from Nick Frost as Ron, a drug dealer of the gang's acquaintance. Oh, and if you freeze frame, you'll get a nice look at the unique appearance of the aliens attacking the block.

The movie opens on May 11, but it'll be worth the wait for a movie that could well be the new Shaun Of The Dead, and will be one of the most quotable films of the summer. Trust.


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hmm
not as good as i thought, plus not sure i wanna cheer on a load of twats...and the tagline of hoodies as the deadliest force in the universe is a bit pathetic and in poor taste, guess im getting old! More

Posted by pburman at 17:53 on 01 April 2011 | Report This Post

Interesting.
L: elab49 I thought it was mildly amusing at times. I fear they've misjudged which side the audience will be on though, given the comments I've seen elsewhere. I'd hope, though, it tries to puncture that ridiculous posturing it features. otta love a country that fears its young people so much that they'd prefer to see them on the losing side of an inter-galactic brouhaha. Performances are a touch shaky and it's already starting to date but I'm in. Plus, If I see another "Chav Te More

Posted by oui3d at 06:29 on 11 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: even more eviler than skeletor!
Some of the visual effects do look a bit like they've been dowloaded from Detonation Films. More

Posted by Schnorbitz at 20:33 on 08 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: even more eviler than skeletor!
I thought it was mildly amusing at times. I fear they've misjudged which side the audience will be on though, given the comments I've seen elsewhere. I'd hope, though, it tries to puncture that ridiculous posturing it features. More

Posted by elab49 at 09:35 on 08 March 2011 | Report This Post

even more eviler than skeletor!
Looks kinda not as awesome as I had hoped since I think Adam and Joe are both totally awesome at everything :( That said, doesnt show that much to be honest, still optimistic that it will be ace...looks lik etheyre trying to ignore the comedy aspect in the trailer so probably a way different film to what I expect. Like with Monsters, trailer looked like a cool action film, turned out to be an awesome drama...which my friends hated because it wasnt exactly what they had expected. More

Posted by Gazme at 09:22 on 08 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Attack The Block Trailer Crash Lands
Dear god, that looks terrible. More

Posted by Histeria at 18:53 on 03 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Looks cute
All it needs is Ali G, jagetme? More

Posted by UTB at 17:01 on 03 March 2011 | Report This Post

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