Children of Men

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Pop, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. Pop

    Pop First time out of the vault

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    Jun 25, 2006
    I just saw this, and thought that maybe you guys would be interested in it. It's kind of a post-modern apocalypse-in-progress movie. It's about all women on Earth suddenly becoming barren, and of course, there's one pregnant woman that may hold the key to keeping the human race alive.

    Children of Men

    Yes, that first couple of lines are pretty cheesy, but I have some faith in Alfonso Cuaron. This could turn out terrible, or fairly interesting. The actors involved also happen to be pretty enticing. I love Micheal Caine.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Makdaam

    Makdaam First time out of the vault

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    Aug 1, 2004
    Looks like the opposite of the ol' Polish "Sexmission" :) might be funny to watch (no I couldn't see the trailer - no quicktime here) or it might be a philosophically overloaded saving the world again crap :(
     
  3. Ghoullove

    Ghoullove Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Apr 16, 2006
    Interesting looking flick. I will go see this. It has to be radiation causing the sterility. Pop, your avatar is quite freaky, it reminds me of a manchick I saw in Sao Paulo.
     
  4. Bradylama

    Bradylama Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Oct 22, 2003
    Interesting. In most of the stories in this vein, all the men are dead.
     
  5. Pop

    Pop First time out of the vault

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    Jun 25, 2006
    Yeah, I've heard of "Sexmission" :) The thing about this movie is that the sci-fi/thriller aspects of the story don't seem to be particularly showcased. It very well could turn out to be a moralistic story, or some kind of heavy-handed metaphor.

    Heh, yeah. Genesis P. Orridge is a manchick ;) He's Crazy dude.

    The look of it (at least the crowd scenes and the internment camps) reminds me of Half-Life 2, more than anything.
     
  6. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck
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    Dec 12, 2003
    Kind of looks like a high-budget non-violent 28 Days later. I still don't see why people would get so pissed off about women not being able to have children though.
     
  7. PhredBean

    PhredBean Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Jul 14, 2004
    Bwahahaha! Down with our condom oppressors!
     
  8. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck
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    Dec 12, 2003
    Yeah, I mean it can only be a good thing. Not worry about anyone getting pregnant, no poopy pants and waking up in the middle of the night for a few years because of screaming, no teen rebellion, etc.

    You don't lose your job when you turn 40 because some young lion with a fancy education takes over after you, no young people roaming the streets vandalizing things and robbing people. No bullying, no school budget.

    But sure, I can understand the feeling of a total lack of purpose. The desperation of knowing that the Human race will end in 50 years, that the Earth will forget us. That nature will carry on, and overwhelm millenia of accomplishments. Visitors to the planet will come upon odd ruins if they dig deep enough, ruins that tell the tale of a species that ultimately destroyed itself because of its own greed and short-sightedness. Noone will be able to tell them our tale. No children to carry on the thoughts and memories of the ancients, no bold explorers or innovators taking over space, expanding endlesly.

    Why the UK though?
     
  9. Bradylama

    Bradylama Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Oct 22, 2003
    So, where does greed and short-sightedness factor into all women being barren?

    Also, the next 50 years would be the new time of poopy pants.
     
  10. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck
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    Dec 12, 2003
    They did mention pollution as a possible factor. And I think that's what the movie wants to convey.
     
  11. Bradylama

    Bradylama Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Oct 22, 2003
    Pshaw. Environmental disasters are such an old meme when it comes to this type of sub-genre.

    It would've been better if the cause had been left a mystery, like Y: The Last Man. Then again, they probably aren't trying to tell a good story, but a moral play.

    These guys never watched The Outer Limits? Not the old one, I mean the new one that kinda sucks donk because they love gratuitous partial nudity.
     
  12. Stag

    Stag Guest

    I can't help but laugh at the trailer.

    Acclaimed director of Harry Potter and The Prizoner of Azkaban? What? Adding to the effect is the "dun dun DUN!" music playing along with it. Classic.
     
  13. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Alfonso Cuarón is a fairly well-known and semi-established director, probably best known in "the West" for his semi-classic Y tu mamá también. "Acclaimed" is a roughly correct title for him, though he hasn't done too much.

    He's a good dark mood director, that's for sure.
     
  14. Stag

    Stag Guest

    Harry Potter just doesn't speak "classy" to me, y'know?
     
  15. Pop

    Pop First time out of the vault

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    Jun 25, 2006
    Yeah, you would think they'd shy away from that (as critically acclaimed and commercially successful as the Harry Potter movie was, it was still a kids' movie) and focus more on, say, Y tu Mama Tambien, which was notable for its.... graphic sex scenes. Incidentally, it was also critically acclaimed. Alfonso Cuaron is one of the big names in new wave Mexican cinema, I guess.

    Looks like he's going in a Pedro Almadovar direction with this one.

    *edit - Ah, Suffer beat me to it.
     
  16. calculon000

    calculon000 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 10, 2004
    This movie actually look pretty interesting. I'm definitley going to see it.

    Also, Clive Owen FTW.
     
  17. Insane wanderer

    Insane wanderer First time out of the vault

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    Jan 3, 2005
    But it won't be. Brian K. Vaughan has stated that the cause will be revealed in time.
     
  18. Malky

    Malky Lived Through the Heat Death
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    May 7, 2003
    I saw this preview with Miami Vice (shut up). Looks pretty cool, but I'll wait for video.
     
  19. Stag

    Stag Guest

    I think it looks good, I've liked Clive Owen ever since Sin City.
     
  20. keyser Soeze

    keyser Soeze Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 15, 2005
    Yea looks like a pretty good movie, long long time since i have seen anything promising coming out at the cinemas...