|Originally posted by Meat187 |
Can't be bothered. Criticizing the basic premise is just dumb, the movie creates a situation with certain rules and just not accepting that has nothing to do with criticism. It's simply narrow-mindedness.
Besides, the movie is funny as fuck, thoroughly entertaining and quite original in bringing ghetto kids and aliens together. Claiming these qualities are just not there shows that you are simply not equipped with the basic understanding and experience that's necessary to have a meaningful opinion about any movie.
right. put your tidy whities back on and quit waving them so proudly.
"Attack the Block" is the other alien-invasion movie opening today, the lousy one, the one from Britain. In Britain, it's probably just a regular bad movie, but here - with accents that are barely comprehensible and in-jokes about council flats, not to mention a swerving handheld camera and some of the cheapest effects since "Night of the Lepus" - it's surprising this thing ever got released.
Some unsolicited advice: If you're going to show people imperiled by aliens, make us care whether said people live or die. Or at the very least don't make your audience actively root for the aliens by showing your ostensible heroes mugging a young woman at knifepoint in the movie's first scene. I imagine you must think I'm exaggerating, but no. The characters we're expected to engage with, the people for whom our rooting interest is simply assumed, are violent street thugs. Sorry, I'm with the aliens on this one.
"Attack the Block" is only 88 minutes long, but just as time slows down for airplane turbulence and hits fast forward at the first sign of fun, the minutes here stretch like chewing gum, but like magical chewing gum that you hold between your teeth and need a 50-foot arm just to test it. It felt like days in there. Or weeks, minus the hunger. And all the good parts? They were in the coming-attractions trailer, except in context they didn't seem like good parts but like less-bad parts.
Point being, if I weren't your crash-test dummy, and proud of it, I'd have walked out within 10 minutes, and that's only because I like to give movies the benefit of the doubt. Witless, boring, bad ... But no, don't read any more about this, you get the idea. Let's stop right here and never mention this again.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/artic...L#ixzz1nzrAqsED
that about summs it up.
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