Earlier this summer, J.J. Abrams' alien invasion movie/small town coming-of-age story/extended Steven Spielberg homage Super 8 opened to generally positive reviews (though not here) and grossed $125 million at the box office. Today, the terrific U.K.-made alien invasion movie Attack the Block arrives in Stateside theaters after a successful run in its native land in May. Sadly, it will probably not earn $125 million at the box office, but a respectable domestic number followed by a long, lucrative afterlife on DVD seems likely. And even if Block doesn't match Super 8's box-office intake, writer/director Joe Cornish can content himself with the knowledge that he's made the better movie. Here's why:
Over there, over there, send the word, send the word, over there/That Cap is coming, that Cap is coming/And he won't be back 'til the Red Skull is over, over there.
Check out an extended clip from one of the year's best movies before it arrives on DVD tomorrow.