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If I were 10 years old, The Kid Who Would Be King would be my favourite movie. I’d watch it every day, twice on Sunday, run wild with a fake sword, and pretend to save the world with my friends. As an adult, the film didn’t have quite that impact on me, but it’s easy to recognise its earnest joyfulness that taps into those childlike feelings. For better or worse, it feels like a movie from another time.
In 2008, we were basically living in another world. The Marvel Cinematic Universe didn't exist, we were still recovering from George Lucas' Star Wars prequilogy, and Fantastic Four was - ok let's be honest, in about the same place it is now. These years have seen a renaissance in comic book films, along with a surge of high-concept science fiction and fantasy. These are the greatest movies of the past 10 years.
Joe Cornish's Attack the Block isn't just one of the best sci-fi action movies of the last decade, but given... let's say recent events, maybe now would be a really fun time to re-watch a movie that's quickly become a breeding ground for the future major stars of scifi film and TV.