Reviewed Nov 21, 2011
Rajneel Singh’s review:
Bold, edgey, seat-of-your-pants-genre-filmmaking sees hoodie-donning slum kids from the tenement block housing projects of Brixton fight off an invading force of alien predators while coming to terms with the realities of their life in lower-class England. Featuring an unforgettable cast of young, mostly black, British actors, the film is a tour-de-force of creative wizardry applied to a seemingly hackneyed and stale plot idea.
Beautiful photography, driving soundtrack and excellently timed black humour are hallmarks of this brave little film that dares to repackage established genre tropes to find new audiences, new heroes and new ways to bring excitement to a world sick of the white-wash of Hollywood culture. If you crave genre, but want something fresh, vibrant, new and unpredictable, this is the film for you.