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Movie Preview: Children of Men

I am deeply intrigued by the trailer for this new movie Children of Men, which stars Clive Owen and Julianne Moore. I'm not usually the biggest science-fiction fan, but the premise is interesting: In a not-too-distant future (20 years from now), women are infertile and the human race looks doomed... until one miraculously pregnant woman is discovered. Disillusioned government agent Theodore Faron (Owen) must protect and escort the woman to a sanctuary, where scientists may be able to save humankind with the world's only baby.

Even more interesting: The movie's getting excellent reviews. I think I'll have to see this one soon. Tune in for my review next week, and in the meantime check out the trailer below.

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princis11 princis11 10 years
I watched Blade Runner again the other night for the first time in a long time with my hubby, and am very excited to see this movie as it's dubbed the 21st century "Blade Runner." And I love Clive Owen :)
yayita yayita 10 years
im dying to see this, i hear its great
Tiinnaaaa Tiinnaaaa 10 years
this seems really good.
CinnamonGirl CinnamonGirl 10 years
I love me some Clive Owen. I am also paticular about my science fiction. Great review code monkey. Can't wait to see it.
ShimmerBronze ShimmerBronze 10 years
SB.-+. this movie looks kinda creepy
katie225 katie225 10 years
i totally want to see this! the premise sounded so great, and i was hoping that it would be a great film as well. clive owen is SO HOT, i can't even stand it! he was just riveting in "closer" and "inside man" not to mention "sin city" so i can't wait! i usually rent movies, but if this one gets excellent reviews on metacritic, i'll have to go to the theater (which i usually only do with the best of the best only).
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Thanks for sharing your recommendations, code monkey. I wasn't sure I wanted to see this; you've convinced me otherwise.
code-monkey code-monkey 10 years
Blade Runner is my favorite science fiction movie by far and I think Children of Men is definitely in the same league, both in terms of cinematography and story.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
I want to see this!! The trailer looks so good. And they had my interest when they called it this generations Blade Runner.
code-monkey code-monkey 10 years
I saw this Monday and I highly recommend it. Not only is it good science fiction — and I'm fairly particular about my science fiction — but it is also very well made film. It makes clever use of extended takes to intensify the action and introduces plot elements with little or no dialogue, instead using other elements of the scene (e.g., set dressing, background audio, etc.). The cinematography feels very deliberate but not manipulative. In many ways it distances us from what, upon reflection, is the horror these characters live through each day in post-apocalyptic Britain. There's also a repeated shot, which is almost always a giveaway that a director is trying to say something, but I'm not sure what to make of it. Count how many scenes are shot from inside a moving vehicle (e.g., a bus or a car) while most of the action is taking place outside. Or, more generally, the number of shots through a window or glass.
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