Go See This Film

Children of Men.  There’s a reason the freshness rating at Rotten Tomatoes is over 90%.  Holy shit.  It is, no doubt, the best film I’ve seen in the past 12 months.

Much like BSG (the greatest show on TV), people can project their own political philosophy onto this film if they want, but I’m having none of it.  It is a sci-fi masterpiece, a dystopian piece of genius with (by my count) 2 scenes with 5+ minute-long scenes each shot in one continuous take.

Michael Caine shows up in this mug and steals the show.  Well, he steals it until The Operative, Chiwetel Ejiofor, shows up.  Pissah performances all around.

Awesome story.  Awesome acting.  Awesome special effects.  Check it out.

~ by kinshay on 2007-01-08.

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  1. Saw this today and it is breathtaking, not in it’s beauty but it’s ability to startle over and over again. It has the unique ability to leave the audience not paying attention to the great special effects because the story is so solid. Good call.

  2. I saw it yesterday. I just pretty much made Joe’s same comment, on another board. I was pretty psyched that the anti-government group that I suppose most people would assign the role of “leftist” to was ultimately just as willing throw away individual (female) autonomy as the folks in the right-wing role. I’ve seen a lot of comments about the movie saying it’s conservative propaganda and just as many saying it’s liberal propaganda, and that makes me giggle with glee.

    I thought it was interesting that that the movie’s title is “Children of Men.” And that women were assigned 100% of the blame for humanity’s infertility.

    And Caine totally stole the show. His role is pretty much all of my daddy’s friends aged a decade and put in England. I dug him a lot.

  3. Idiocracy = Awesome.

  4. I got it but haven’t watched it yet. We’ll see how awesome it is! For those who’ve seen Children of Men, here’s a “for your consideration”-type video. As a bonus, it has a Jarvis Cocker song from the soundtrack that Sean loves.

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