ATTACK THE BLOCK
2011. UK. Dir: Joe Cornish. With John Boyega, Nick Frost. 88 min
When furry, fanged, and fluorescent creatures plummet from the sky into the London projects, a gang of stoned hoodlums take it upon themselves to defend their neighborhood from the wicked space invaders. If the kids from SUPER 8 weren't a bunch of damn wusses, it might look something like this: lean, intense action bolstered by clever characterization and devilish humor.