Since actor and activist John Boyega (perhaps best known as Finn from the latest Star Wars trilogy) has been making a stir lately with awesome speeches, we thought we’d revisit the movie that landed him his first starring role. Attack the Block is a small-scale alien invasion movie, with a lot of heart, a ton of energy, and some interesting messages. Focusing on a group of inner-city London kids who get involved with a bizarre alien menace, encounter a bunch of white people who maybe learn a thing or two, and, for a brief moment, chill with Pogo the dog, it’s a compact, breezy, funny thriller.
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