it's an underrated modern masterpiece, fantastic performances by Clive Owen and Micheal Cain, as well as Julianne Moore. i like the way it sets the table by introducing the audience to a world which has no clue as to how it got to the state it's in. i reckon the film also plays on the legendary British reserve, their calmness for things when shit hit's the fan while the rest of the world panics. it also show's the lengths a man with out faith is willing to go to get that one flicker of hope. it's a beautiful film with elements that are more then philosophical and should have got more recognition then it originally did.
I wish you hadn't spoiled that cafe explosion, it's such a surprise when it happens and sets a great tone for the film. But I'm glad to see this movie get praise, I loved it when I saw it and enjoy the setting they employ. It's a Britain shut down into a military police state but it feels like something that could actually happen, just enough flavor of our own reality mixed into the dystopia that leaves a wonderfully bad taste in your mouth.
I guess I'm gonna be that guy, but man, I LOATHED Children of Men. I can understand why someone would absolutely love it, but I found the movie was dull, one-dimensional, and worst of all, it felt self-important because of the supposed "children are our future" message that it beat into our heads over & over & over again.
I'm the only person I know who actively hates this film, so I'm sure that I'll be alone here. (Lovely video nonetheless! Loving the reminders of the film's awesome cinematography.)
Besties: Children of Men
Children of Men makes its way across the coast to the Screened Besties Project.
|forum||Besties: Children of Men||JoeyF|
|news||Scenester: Children Of Men||AndrewGodoski|
|forum||Scenester: Children Of Men||AndrewGodoski|
|review||A bleak gem (4 out of 5)||limasol|
|blog||What to watch (UK) 10/01/2011 - 16/01/11||CrazyCraven|
|blog||What to watch (UK) 06/12/10 - 12/12/10||CrazyCraven|
|forum||I can't believe this movie bombed. wow.||TwoOneFive|
|news||Psychopomp and Circumstance for Children of Men Producer Hilary Shor||Matt|
|Name||Children of Men|
|US Release||Dec. 25, 2006|
|UK Release||Sept. 22, 2006|
|AUS Release||Oct. 19, 2006|
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