Children of Men

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Saw this film yesterday it is amazing! Its the best film I've seen this year. Its based on the book by PD James of the same name.

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From IMDB: "Children of Men" envisages a world one generation from now that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the population. The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set against a backdrop of London torn apart by violence and warring nationalistic sects, "Children of Men" follows an unlikely champion of Earth's survival: Theo (Owen), a disillusioned ex-activist turned bureaucrat, who is forced to face his own demons and protect the planet's last remaining hope.

Its shot almost exclusively in the UK, and the way they made London look is incredible, so much subtlety in the background. Owen is fantastic with some fine performances from Michael Caine and Juliette Lewis. For me its a must see!
 
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Watched it aswell yesterday, absolutely loved it. a lot of people are saying it reminds them of Half Life 2 and I sorta agree.

Best bit in the film was the whole battle scene I thought, all in all a top film gets 9/10 for me.
 

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Been waiting for some feedback on this. Looks incredible, might go and see it later on this week. Glad it's getting some positive feedback.
 
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I thought it was a bit directionless - somewhat of a case of style over substance, but enjoyable enough nonetheless.

Also wins the award for best unintentionally hilarious scene in any film ever - for the escape from the farmhouse in the freewheeling car:
They're gaining on us!!!!!1112"
yeah no **** sherlock :p
 
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Heard about this film a little while ago and liked the concept.
Was surprised to see we were getting it in the UK some 3 months before the US - which could only mean a heavy UK influence and we all know how much better we are at making films :)
Will be going this Wednesday via Orange to go and see it, looking forward to it.
 
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Watched it last night and thought it was excellent. Some good acting (Micheal Caine :D), didn't think it was slow or dragged out and some quite good black comedy thrown in too. The battle scene at the end was done very well and now u mention it does remind me of HL2. Good film though and worth a watch.

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Watched it tonight and thought it was amazing!

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Though it was a little cheesy in parts, it had so many little things that were really nice additions, like Clive Owen wearing a London 2012 top, and just little things like that.

Some of the filming I though was exceptional, what stand out to me was when they were driving through the forest and the burning car stopped them and the big crowd attacks them, the camerawork made it feel as though it was all one big shot, and every bit of action around it just felt right and believable to me. Another one that stood out for me was the part where Clive Owen is running around the wartorn streets with people getting shot all around him, it felt so atmospheric, I really do rate how Alfonso Cuarón did some of this, and hope he does some more war-time style films. Sure, it's not all him behind this, but the way it was all put together in the end was great.

Having watched Y tu mamá también yesterday, and loved what he did with Harry Potter, I think he's a very very talented director, and this film has really shown what he can do with a big budget like this.
 
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I watched this a few days ago - it's a great film. I was a little disappointed that there is no real conclusion though (although I guess that's the whole point) - what actually happens to the baby, to the human race etc etc.

Still, best film I've seen this year.
 
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Saw this film yesterday evening, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!!

The camera work made me a little dizzy at times (slight motion sickness) but thats the desired affect of the film really!!

I noticed all the little bits too, london 2012 and BCC ;) *cracks knuckles* right, its time to get all these immigrants out of the country then... :D
 
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Can someone tell me if there are lots of standard model cars in it that are all different makes and models but all black and very dirty looking? They might also have some kind of Royal Crest on them?

I ask because in November 2004 I saw loads of these cars being escorted by the Police to Smithfields Market near where I work. It was obvious something was being filmed somewhere and when it came out I thought it might have been V for Vendetta. Having watched that it wasn't. It's been bugging me ever since and I wonder if this might be the one.

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i had the luxory of reading the book about 3 years ago, it will be interesting to see how well it matches... for example, in the book, Theo is a 50 year old oxford graduate...
 
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I just saw it today, and I think it was easily the best film I've seen all year. It's gritty in places, it's tender in others, and I think it paints a good picture of humanity falling apart.

Personally I thought Peter Mullen was excellent in it, very black humour throughout.
 
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