Children of Men


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Nuttah
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Against my better judgement and fearing the worst I decided to watch a film with woody woodpecker himself Clive Owen taking a leading role, Instead I was rather pleasantly suprised.

I really enjoyed this, everything seemed to flow nicely, the story, acting, relationships just worked so well, even clive's morbid acting didnt annoy mostly due to his character being so uncaring. The dispair of the refugees combined with the brutally realistic (ish) and detailed battles towards the end.

Big thumbs up from me

#1 at 02:44:10 - 03/02/2007
Manuel Garcia
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I loved the battle scenes towards the end. The pseudo-docunmentary style they shot them in was excellent, it felt like you were in the middle of a war zone. The sound was superb as well.

Top film.
#2 at 02:53:47 - 03/02/2007
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The blood splatters on the camera certainly added to the documentary feel although I only really noticed the director taking that approach towards the end.
#3 at 03:07:24 - 03/02/2007
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I watched it yesterday and wasn't that impressed, to be honest. It's a decent film, but all I could think of after it ended was that The Outer Limits had many episodes better than it (in the same way that, after watching a Star Trek film, I always think about how many episodes were much better that it).
#4 at 10:00:03 - 03/02/2007
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Loved the film, it's rare that a dystopian film seems to get pretty much everything right and this certainly did.

Wasn't too impressed how unchanged London was in the future though, I couldn't tell the difference! ;-)
#5 at 12:15:40 - 03/02/2007
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marilena said:after watching a Star Trek film, I always think about how many episodes were much better that it).

There is no ST episode that even touches Wrath of Khan. FACT!
#6 at 18:30:06 - 03/02/2007
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I thought the direction and special effects were ace. The shootout scene towards the end was especially brutal.
#7 at 00:19:39 - 04/02/2007
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I thought the best bits about the battle scenes were the length of the shots. Each one was well over a minute long, with no cuts. Very, very impressive, considering the amount of stuff that was going on in each one.
#8 at 13:01:31 - 04/02/2007
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gremmi, absolutely. I was going to comment on that in my first post, but for some reason decided against it.

I was curious how many takes some of those took, or did they allow for free reign with all the extra's and only have the main cast (and the people being shot) actually scripted.
#9 at 18:08:37 - 05/02/2007
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Picked this up on DVD over the weekend, not seen it before.

I thought it was magnificent. One of the best directed movies I've seen for quite a while.

The long uncut sequences were particularly good, such as the initial London bombing and the rather amazing sequence in the car.

And it was great to see some big budget movie set in the UK that wasn't a period drama.
#10 at 18:24:23 - 05/02/2007

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