History Film / AttackTheBlock

25th Apr '18 8:24:49 PM k410ren
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* IJustWantToBeBadass: Probs and Mayhem

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* IJustWantToBeBadass: Probs and MayhemMayhem.


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** Played straight with Brewis freaking out halfway down Hall 19, leading to [[spoiler:Jerome getting lost in the smoke and killed]].
22nd Apr '18 6:18:22 AM Tyrannocyon
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: There really are substances in real life that are as black as the aliens' fur in the film. They contain carbon nanotubes, and absorb all light, looking almost two-dimensional from the total lack of reflection,



* BizarreSexualDimorphism: While the male aliens are large, black, and hairy, with glowing teeth, the female is small, pale and only sparsely furred, and has non-fluorescent teeth. They do look similar otherwise.



* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Subverted - those aren't eyes.

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* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Subverted - those aren't eyes. They're teeth, really pointy ones.



* HellIsThatNoise: The calls of the aliens, which vary between bird screeches, little-girl screams, or a strange electronic buzz.



* TheNoseKnows: The aliens don't have eyes, so do the Maths...

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* TheNoseKnows: The aliens don't have eyes, so do the Maths...they navigate with a powerful sense of smell.


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* SuperPersistentPredator: The boys are perplexed on how the aliens managed to find them despite being over a hundred rooms in their block. [[spoiler: Turns out they were tracking the scent of a pheromone that they stained on their clothes when they came into contact with the female.]]
8th Apr '18 7:55:37 PM k410ren
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* ContrivedCoincidence: The car that got flattened by the first meteor happened to be Brewisís dadís car.



** Somewhat averted with the reveal that if they had not the rest of the species would have mated with the [[spoiler: Queen, leading to the Block being invaded enmasse by hordes of aliens. While their actions cost them and other innocents, Moses and his crew most likely saved thousands.]]

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** Somewhat averted with the reveal that if they had not the rest of the species would have mated with the [[spoiler: Queen, [[spoiler:Queen, leading to the Block being invaded enmasse by hordes of aliens. While their actions cost them and other innocents, Moses and his crew most likely saved thousands.]]



* TheStoic: Moses -- oh, so much. You can pretty much count the number of times he smiles on one hand

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* TheStoic: Moses -- oh, so much. You can pretty much count the number of times he smiles on one hand hand.



* TrueCompanions: What the gang starts the film as. [[spoiler: What the gang, Sam and Probs and Mayhem end up as.]]

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* TrueCompanions: What the gang starts the film as. [[spoiler: What [[spoiler:What the gang, Sam and Probs and Mayhem end up as.]]
28th Nov '17 6:09:22 PM nombretomado
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* LondonTown: Although the film rather unusually opens with an establishing shot of Oval underground station, rather than the usual landmarks.
3rd Nov '17 12:55:53 PM appealus
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** Even in the beginning he tries to get the mugging of Sam over with quickly, while the rest of the boys where taking their time.

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** Even in the beginning he tries to get the mugging of Sam over with quickly, while the rest of the boys where were taking their time.
11th Aug '17 10:52:06 PM TrustBen
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''Attack The Block'' is a 2011 British comedy-horror film directed and written by Creator/JoeCornish and produced by Creator/EdgarWright. In South London, a teenage street gang -- Moses, Pest, Dennis, Jerome, and Biggz -- are mugging a female nurse (Sam) when a meteor comes crashing down into a nearby car. It's no meteor, though -- it's an alien. A hostile, violent alien. [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily With big scary teeth]]. After attacking Moses, the alien is killed by the gang -- but more come crashing down, and itís up to these kids to take them down and save their block.

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''Attack The Block'' is a 2011 British comedy-horror film directed and written by Creator/JoeCornish and produced by Creator/EdgarWright.Creator/EdgarWright, starring Creator/JohnBoyega, Creator/JodieWhittaker, and Creator/NickFrost. In South London, a teenage street gang -- Moses, Pest, Dennis, Jerome, and Biggz -- are mugging a female nurse (Sam) when a meteor comes crashing down into a nearby car. It's no meteor, though -- it's an alien. A hostile, violent alien. [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily With big scary teeth]]. After attacking Moses, the alien is killed by the gang -- but more come crashing down, and itís up to these kids to take them down and save their block.


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* VideoCredits: The named characters are shown in action at the start of the closing credits.
1st Jun '17 10:15:29 PM remtar85
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* BeleagueredAssistant: Played with, as when compared to Hi-Hatz's overly confident, arrogant, impulsive and hot-headed nature, Tonks is quite calm, logical and level-headed, [[spoiler:at least for what little we see of him, as Hi-Hatz threatening him to check what was behind the car gets Tonks killed.]]

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* BeleagueredAssistant: Played with, as when compared to Tonks. While Hi-Hatz's overly is arrogantly confident, arrogant, impulsive and hot-headed nature, volatile, Tonks is quite calm, logical and level-headed, [[spoiler:at least for what little we see of him, as but Hi-Hatz threatening him has little to no respect for him, [[spoiler: as seen when Tonks refuses to go check what was behind out the car weird noise and Hi-Hatz threatens to shoot him so he'll do it. This gets Tonks killed.killed when an alien takes him by surprise, knocks him against a wall and rips a big chunk out of his neck.]]
12th Mar '17 4:35:41 PM Euodiachloris
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* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: Not said, but when Hi-Hatz calls his posse in to get revenge on Moses and company, the two who get into the back of the car share a moment where, without sharing anything except a lingering, information-packed look, they both dive for their seatbelts at the exact same time. This is due to his acute case of DrivesLikeCrazy.

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* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: Not said, but when Hi-Hatz calls his posse in to get revenge on Moses and company, the two who get into the back of the car share a moment where, without sharing anything except a lingering, information-packed look, they both dive for their seatbelts at the exact same time. This is due to his acute case of DrivesLikeCrazy.DrivesLikeCrazy trumping any macho posturing over not using the things they might otherwise have gone for.
12th Mar '17 4:33:21 PM Euodiachloris
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* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: Not said, but when Hi-Hatz calls his posse in to get revenge on Moses and company, the two who get into the back of the car share a moment where, without saying anything and a long, information-filled look, they both dive for their seat-belts at the same time due to his acute case of DrivesLikeCrazy.

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* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: Not said, but when Hi-Hatz calls his posse in to get revenge on Moses and company, the two who get into the back of the car share a moment where, without saying sharing anything and except a long, information-filled lingering, information-packed look, they both dive for their seat-belts seatbelts at the exact same time time. This is due to his acute case of DrivesLikeCrazy.
25th Dec '16 12:21:59 PM Hjortron18
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''Attack The Block'' is a 2011 British comedy-horror film directed and written by Creator/JoeCornish and produced by EdgarWright. In South London, a teenage street gang -- Moses, Pest, Dennis, Jerome, and Biggz -- are mugging a female nurse (Sam) when a meteor comes crashing down into a nearby car. It's no meteor, though -- it's an alien. A hostile, violent alien. [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily With big scary teeth]]. After attacking Moses, the alien is killed by the gang -- but more come crashing down, and itís up to these kids to take them down and save their block.

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''Attack The Block'' is a 2011 British comedy-horror film directed and written by Creator/JoeCornish and produced by EdgarWright.Creator/EdgarWright. In South London, a teenage street gang -- Moses, Pest, Dennis, Jerome, and Biggz -- are mugging a female nurse (Sam) when a meteor comes crashing down into a nearby car. It's no meteor, though -- it's an alien. A hostile, violent alien. [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily With big scary teeth]]. After attacking Moses, the alien is killed by the gang -- but more come crashing down, and itís up to these kids to take them down and save their block.
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