Part of Science On Screen 2021.
From the producers of SHAUN OF THE DEAD, this fast, funny, and frightening action adventure pits a teen street gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing project into a sci-fi battleground, the low-income apartment complex into a fortress under siege. And it turns a crazy mix of tough street kids into a team of kickass heroes. It’s inner city vs. outer space — and it’s going to explode.
Part of the Belcourt’s annual Science on Screen® series, a national initiative made possible through a grant by the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation — and tied directly to the Belcourt’s ongoing education and engagement programs.
“It’s wall-to-wall sci-fi pop-culture bric-a-brac, yet it feels organic. There’s something more at stake than the fate of a movie-ish Earth.” –– David Edelstein, New York Magazine “Before GET OUT combined horror, satire, and racial alienation into a 21st century classic, before STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI engaged in class warfare, and even before Black Mirror began warning of the horrors of smartphones and social media, Joe Cornish set the decade’s sci-fi off in a bold and thoughtful new direction, starting right there on the block.” –– Joe George, Tor.com “[John] Boyega is absolutely riveting, leading with a stern glower, and constantly trying to prove himself. Yet Moses has a deep well of tenderness and honor beneath the façade, and Boyega almost single-handedly makes you care not just about his character, but about everyone in any gang that would align itself with him. He's that magnetic.” –– Ian Buckwalter, NPR