Visually good looking, fun, action-packed, tense, and just thoroughly entertaining. Noel Clarkes script is sharp witted, the score is emitting something beyond low budget- as with this while film. Pure Brit Flick!
Its not made to be a urban street film, its an alien invasion feature that takes a scenario such as with Alien where you are forced into one room, or area zone this being a Storage space where our lead Charlie (a very, very charismatically flawed and laughable Clarke, lapping up this arsehole) who has come down to try and scupper up what is left of a tattered relationship, to then get locked in Storage 24 where a plain crashed, with a beastie on the prowl around said Storage Area , and city that we soon find out is in tatters, a great final crane shot.
The film is low budget but makes most of what it's got, a great score, an alchemist in great character nuance, a sense of humour in Clarke, a perverse and oddly epic score that enc*mbers the film in a whole makes it what it is. The photography lighting, everything, the ghastly gore bits, it's a fun, rapturous romp, thrilling, and it holds unflawed not overtly powerful performances.
It makes a statement that Clarke is a man who takes what he does seriously, that he isn't just the extra hand in Who or the Hoody bloke who can spiel out jargon as fast as the equally talented Adam Deacon. What Clarke has created is a door for young filmmakers and youths whom are ensconced in knife crime and shows there is another way out of the so called "hood" and urban street life of drugs sex and damnation.
This film is both full on laughable, oddly engaging, and it is just a likable film full of great scenarios, and this is what a budget should be used as, never stepping the mark, and it doesn't often feel that it was written to be a small piece or cut for extracted sequences it feels that Clarke set out to make the film as it stands as it is presented.
See it, enjoy it, its both a great British film, after flaw after flaw like Strippers V.S Werewolfs and trvial related straight to DVD junk, we see that our money is being poured into something that has benefit and entertainment value. And feel proud, ATB was fronted by a studio- but not this studio that has Noel's back -UNIVERSAL.
Noel holds both a big screen presence, a charisma, an arrogance I for one did i misjudge4d him by - but again it is not arrogance its confidence, and for one I admire him and look forward to more work and am still in wait for a running sequel to the impacting Bafta Winning ADULTHOOD. (If you have not seen it or its predecessor do!)
Visually good looking, fun, action-packed, tense, and just thoroughly entertaining.