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Children of Men is a superb movie

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6th January 2007 21:31  #31

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Still not 18, and due to events today, I'll be seeing it tomorrow. It's nice to see you back Adrian!

7th January 2007 0:07  #32

Edgeworth Member Join Date: July 2004 Location: United States Posts: 256 Send a message via AIM to Edgeworth Send a message via MSN to Edgeworth
A US release took long enough, but I already want to see it again. Tops any film I've seen in the past year.

7th January 2007 9:31  #33

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,468 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I f**king sobbed like a baby towards the end there. That long take 'action' scene is one of the finest works of screen direction I've seen since LOTR. It almost rivals some of the similar stuff Speilberg does in Minority REport and Saving Private Ryan. I didn't think I could love any movie this year more than The Fountain, but Children of Men is just fantastic.

8th January 2007 2:07  #34

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Saw it today, and it was f**king brilliant.

8th January 2007 18:33  #35

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
I saw it last night, and loved it, but found the ending to be a bit unsatisfying, I would've given it a 10 if they added maybe an extra 5-10 minutes to it.

11th January 2007 10:31  #36

sjp1966 Member Join Date: September 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 87
Ive not seen this yet, its on my rental list for when it comes out though, I have heard lots of good things about it.

18th January 2007 18:22  #37

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Got the DVD today, good film... especially those long shots and I liked the ending - often wish other films would end like that.

26th January 2007 13:32  #38

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Saw this the other day and...

it's okay. Probably was expecting too much. Can't put finger on why it's only just 'okay'. Everyone is doing a great job on the movie and I'm a big supporter of Clive Owen. I appreciate that I'm in a minority here as most peole seem to love this film, but I think the more films strive for reality the less satisfying as cinema they become for me. As for the long takes, I was aware, prior to watching, the film that they existed but to be honest I wasn't really aware of them as I was watching the film. I suppose you can then go back and watch it again just to 'marvel' at the long takes but they don't make or break the film. Content wise the film would be exactly the same without them. As far as I can see it was just the director trying stuff out. Which is fine. We've been watching Tony Scott try stuff out for the past 5 years or so. He seems to have got it all out of his system by now though, judging by Deja Vu.

I'll have to watch C.O.M again sometime. Maybe it is indeed the cinematic equivalent of the second coming and I'm just not seeing it.

26th March 2007 5:15  #39

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Well, while you lucky (or maybe unlucky) people across the pond have had it on DVD for 2 months now, we're finally getting a release this Tuesday (as are you I understand). I saw this a second time last week before it left the theatres, and it is without a doubt, the best film of 2006 in my eyes. This is the second insta-purchase for me this year so far. And I very rarely do that anymore. Sorry, I'm just really excited about owning what is truly cinematic art, and one of the best movies made in years.

"The last one to die please turn out the light."

29th March 2007 20:54  #40

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,468 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
The little documentary on the US DVD comes retrofitted with gigantic brass balls. I take back some of the mean things I said about Universal.

31st March 2007 6:26  #41

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Gabe Powers wrote: The little documentary on the US DVD comes retrofitted with gigantic brass balls. I take back some of the mean things I said about Universal.

You speak of "The Possibility of Hope" I gather?

3rd April 2007 19:23  #42

darth raph Member Join Date: May 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 142
Best film of 2006! Hated the quick double dip on R2 though! Typical Universal!
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