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On the Subject of Attack The Block

Finally saw it. Probably the finest B movie/monster flick since 2006’s The Host.

Obviously, I don’t think the term “B movie” is derogatory. And, to recap, here are my criteria for what makes a B movie:

  1. Low budget.
  2. Largely unknown cast.
  3. Fits squarely within an established (and usually/formerly ignoble) genre.
  4. Exploits a contemporary social pressure point, e.g. crime, racism, “the Red Menace,” etc.
  5. Thinks subtlety is for garden parties and your gammy’s cotillion.

Another example of a great New Millennium B movie? Splinter: