Children Of Men (DVD)

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Children Of Men (DVD)

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Set in a dystopian future where infertility has led mankind to the brink of extinction, a sole pregnant woman holds the key to the survival of humanit...

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Excellent

“A Bleak Nativity Story”

published 06/05/2010

ProAmazing Cinematography, Good casting, a great susp...

ConsI don't think there are any

Standing in a barn, a man is astonished as he looks down at a woman heavy with child. This is a unique moment - this child sitting in this woman's womb is the only hope left to save mankind. The importance of this divine truth leaves the man weak-kneed and nearly lost for words. He manages to...

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Excellent

“"Pull My Finger!"”

published 13/06/2007

ProAmazing film, wonderful cast, gorgeously depicted ...

ConsHopeful yet inconclusive ending

"As the sound of the playgrounds faded, the despair set in. Very odd, what happens in a world without children's voices." Children of Men is an amazing depiction of just how odd the world could get without the hope that children bring to our lives. In the not too distant future we see the deep...

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Excellent

“What is the world coming to?”

published 09/09/2007

ProEngrossing plot, great acting, thought-provoking, ...

ConsScript can be weak

Before and during its cinematic release, this film was highly advertised on the television. Every advert I saw for it made me more keen to watch it, but due to having a young son, I annoyingly never made it to the cinema to watch this one. I since forgot about it, but when I went to the Play.com...

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Super

“Better Than I Expected”

published 15/05/2007

ProReasonably paced story

ConsNone for me, But I can see where others may disapr...

Children Of Men is another one of those movies that divides the audience. I have read dozens of reviews stating it’s either the best thing since sliced bread, or that it’s totally up itself. With such a divided swing of votes I decided it was something that I definitely needed to see. It’s London...

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Super

“Future shocks”

published 06/08/2011

ProVery well made, very convincing

ConsThe ending is a bit weak

A review of just the film. A two-disk DVD edition is currently only £4 on amazon. This was made in 2006. I ignored it at the time, mainly because Clive Owen’s in it and I can’t stand him. More fool me. Based (quite loosely) on a novel by PD James, this is a superb, frightening glimpse at a...

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Excellent

“No future”

published 10/08/2010

ProSurprisingly good

ConsNothing

Theo Faron is a journalist in London in 2027, in a world where no more children are being born, and everyone is devastated at the knowledge that mankind will very soon die out. His ex-wife, an activist called Julian suddenly comes back into his life, asking for his help. She has miraculously...

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Excellent

ProToo many to count. Made me sit on the edge of my s...

ConsThat it ended

In Brief: Based on the PD James novel, this futuristic London thriller is so well filmed and acted that it grabs hold of us and never lets go. Plot Summary: "Children of Men" envisages a world one generation from now that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the...

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“Save us from extinction !”

published 02/08/2007

ProFast moving, lots of action and very well acted.

ConsNothing major.

Children of men was the first film in ages that I had seen a trailer for and been desperate to see the movie. This was a while ago now and I have seen the movie three times since and loved it as much each time. Having watched it again over the weekend I decided to review it in case any of you out...

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Excellent

ProVery Interesting.

ConsNone.

I do not seem to be going to the cinema lately and that is because Hollywood seems to be making absolutely rubbish films lately which are just doing my head in. When I first heard a small blurb on Children of Men I thought it sounded extremely interesting and then the more I read and saw about...

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Super

“A Mule's Offspring”

published 31/05/2007

ProReally strong direction and writing and committed ...

ConsMay not appeal to those who don't like sci-fi

In a near future where humans can no longer reproduce, the world has lost hope and anarchy reigns. The world’s youngest person has just died and the species faces extinction. Then Theo is contacted by his activist ex-wife Julian. She wants him to protect a young woman, who has mysteriously fallen...

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Super

ProBrave and superbly filmed and acted sci-fi thrille...

ConsSpontaneous almost becomes annoying

British cinema is regularly criticised for being below par when compared to the big Hollywood blockbusters, and when it comes to having massive special effects, big moments and crescendos of 'feel-good' guitar riffs at opportune places. Rarely are there any exceptions to this rule, but Alfonso...

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Excellent

ProBelievable, not to distant future prediction

Consa massive divergence from the book

Science Fiction is good for raising difficult questions. It can explore philosophical extremes such as mortality and death, mans fate and indeed the fate of the world. Through writers such as Ian M Banks it can create backdrops on massive scales or it can exist as a kind of one act play in the...

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Super

“Grim but gripping”

published 06/09/2009

ProIts quite dramatic, seemed pretty realistic/well d...

ConsI found it a bit hard to follow at times, its real...

- Credits - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634/fullcredits - Story - Children of Men is set in the future when humankind is under threat as they appear to have lost the ability to have children. After the death of the worlds youngest person the country is put into an even higher state of panic...

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Not for me

“What was the hype about?”

published 02/05/2007

ProMichael Caine's performance, some of the visuals a...

ConsThin plot, under-developed characters, poor script...

Based on a novel by PD James, and set in the near future, in England, "Children of Men" portrays a society falling apart. Mankind has lost the ability to reproduce, humanity is facing extinction and there is a mass outpouring of grief when the youngest man on the planet, "baby Diego", is murdered...

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Excellent

ProBeautifully made and stunning visuals

ConsNot a great deal like the book!

I watch a lot of films, consume them at a rate of knots in fact and whilst there are some truly great films, very few of the last few years have haunted me as much as this and demanded so many re watchings. It's one of those films that when entertaining and having decided to watch a film you say...

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Set in a dystopian future where infertility has led mankind to the brink of extinction, a sole pregnant woman holds the key to the survival of humanity. In 2027, the world's youngest person has died at the age of 18. Infertility has ravaged the world, leading it into anarchy. Eastern European and African societies have collapsed, causing their remaining populace to flee to England. Set against a backdrop of warring nationalistic sects, mankind's last remaining hope arrives in the form of Earth's only known pregnant woman. It is up to bureaucrat Theodore Faron (Clive Owen, SIN CITY) and his revolutionary former wife Julian (Julianne Moore, MAGNOLIA) to help deliver the woman to a sanctuary at sea where it is hoped that the birth of her child could help scientists to find out how to save humanity. Based on a dystopian P.D. James science fiction novel, CHILDREN OF MEN is set in a dying anarchic world, devoid of hope, until a pregnant woman proves to be a possible saviour of mankind. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron (Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN) has made a powerful, slickly shot film set in an all too believable dystopian future. The tense thriller focuses on various present day concerns of nationalism, racism and government control over its citizens, much in the same way that V FOR VENDETTA did. CHILDREN OF MEN features a superb cast and rattles along with restless energy.

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