In vast London, only a cute nurse (Jodie Whittaker), some punks, and housing-project cannabis growers seem aware that nasty aliens are landing like meteors (is there a royal wedding or anti-government riots on TV?). Joe Cornish’s first feature seems made for English Comic-Con fans who will savor the goofy violence, the jokey references (“This ain’t Pokemon!”), and the sullen machismo of sword-wielding John Boyega. It’s a drive-in movie for kids who never attended a drive-in. (2011) — David Elliott
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