Joe Cornish shows no lack of skill in this alien invasion flick. The only thing letting it down is that there is no real sense of escalating peril, until the last 20 minutes anyway.
The alien attacks. Then it attacks again. Then more attack..
I grew to like the characters near the conclusion of the film however, their street slang comes naturally and the script is genuinely clever and funny.
However there is not a stuffed toy in sight :(