Children of Men

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    Sep 24, 2009 5:09 PM GMT
    A great movie if you haven't seen it

  • TexanMan82

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    Sep 24, 2009 5:25 PM GMT
    Yep, it's a really good movie.
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    Sep 24, 2009 5:39 PM GMT
    Very intense movie, but I'm suprised this trailer didn't show Julianne Moore in it, who plays a key role in the film. Love her acting.
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    Sep 24, 2009 6:23 PM GMT
    Yes, yes it is a great movie. *spoiler ahead*

    That scene where they are walking through the battlefield holding the baby and everyone stops only to start again seconds later is one of the best "violence is stupid, stupid" moments on film.
  • SFGeoNinja

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    Sep 24, 2009 10:15 PM GMT
    One of my all-time favorites. The funniest part is where him and Michael Caine's character are smoking Strawberry Cough. "The government subsidizes suicide but weed's still illegal" LOL go figure...

    I thought it was a beautifully done piece on what happens when people forget why we even have modern societies to begin with....so that our CHILDREN will have a better life than we did. Without children, people have no reason for hope and no reason to not let the world go to shit.
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    Sep 24, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
    Yes, I love this movie.

    i think it is an accurate telling of the future we are heading into.

    truly a case of "art reflects life"

    it has intriguing characters, a good plot, unique twists, comedic moments in all the right spots (thank you Michael Caine), and it's just an over-all beautiful film.

    highly recommend it.
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    Sep 24, 2009 10:39 PM GMT
    hmmm i loved it...but im wondering if he died in the end or were they able to save him once the boat came....anyways i doubt anything like this can happen in our lifetime.
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    Sep 24, 2009 10:53 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidYes, yes it is a great movie. *spoiler ahead*

    That scene where they are walking through the battlefield holding the baby and everyone stops only to start again seconds later is one of the best "violence is stupid, stupid" moments on film.


    My favorite part.

    Unfortunately my best friend saw it before me and raved about it ENDLESSLY to the point where I was incredulous the film was the divine masterpiece he was making it out to be. It of course couldn't live up to that grandiosity, but it's still a terrific film.
  • vindog

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    Sep 24, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
    I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I went to see it.

    I thought it would be an artsy indie movie about there the world's women becoming infertile.


    I was shellshocked when I walked out......in a good way.


    TWO THUMBS UP
  • Aquanerd

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    Sep 24, 2009 11:06 PM GMT
    This is one of the movies that made me happy that they expanded the Best Picture Nominations to 10. This was the Best Movie of 2006. At least 3 of the movies nominated pale in comparison. Had Scorsese already gotten his Oscar for Goodfellas, like he should have, Departed might not have even been nominated.
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    Sep 25, 2009 2:00 PM GMT
    Yeah it was a good movie
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    Sep 25, 2009 2:33 PM GMT
    Such a great piece of art!
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    Sep 26, 2009 8:28 PM GMT
    I really enjoyed it. Especially the very big chaotic scene towards the end. It was planned and shot very well.

    I was also a very big fan of Picasso's Guarnica in the background of his cousins office.

    I liked the film so much that I started reading the book about a year and a half ago. But thanks to school and stuff, I was taking a literature course that was requiring me to read several novels, I never finished reading children of men. Its still sitting in my office room. There one quote I love from it in particular and I see I actually placed a bookmark at it:

    "Now for the rest of our lives we're going to be spared the intrusive barbarism of the young, their noise, their pounding, repetitive, computer-produced so-called music, their violence, their egotism disguised as idealism. My god, we might even succeed in getting rid of christmas, that annual celebration of parental guilt and juvenile greed."

    with that it became very clear to me what the book was really about. The young were savages, they used their strength and ignorance to their advantage.

    I don't remember if they specified or not in the movie, he hated his daughter. She was ugly, looked like a version of his crusty old father-in-law with pig tails. One day he accidentally ran over her while pulling out of the drive way. Thats how she died. How tragic that suddenly people wouldn't be able to have kids anymore.

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    Sep 26, 2009 9:10 PM GMT
    This is one of my all-time favorites as well. I was blown away. The social commentary is brilliant, but so is the incredible *realism* of it... the way you are seeing everything strictly from the protagonist's perspective, with all of those long takes with no cutting, makes it feel incredibly visceral, like you are really there with them. Very intense!