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on 4/09/10 at 09:30 AM
Great review, as always, haven't seen it yet, seems like I must
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on 4/09/10 at 09:41 AM
Agree, but I'll rate it higher than yours.
on 4/09/10 at 09:51 AM
Good review, great movie. :)
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on 4/09/10 at 09:51 AM
great review man. thumbs up!
on 4/09/10 at 10:17 AM
excellent review my friend!
on 4/09/10 at 10:45 AM
How Kee got pregnant was irrelevant, at least to this particular story.Kee's character was merely a symbol of hope. Despite the ever increasing moral decay of our society, her pregnancy was almost like a gift from above, a second chance if you will.I do agree that these topics could be very interesting to explore though.
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on 4/09/10 at 04:24 PM
I see where you're coming from. The story is one of hope. Perhaps it is better to leave certain questions unanswered.
on 4/10/10 at 05:33 AM
I know I know! The stork the stork!
on 4/10/10 at 05:34 AM
oops I didn't spoil anything for ya did I?
on 4/11/10 at 11:22 AM
I was just about to post how irrelevant the so called "plot holes" the reviewer has gotten caught up on are, but it seems someone already beat me to the punch. I fail to see how delving into the whys would give this film any more "depth." What's important is how incredibly immersive this film is, giving the viewer a real sense of urgency, and finally that glimmer of hope for the future. Some claimed the ending was abrupt, but the point of any good art is to leave certain aspects to the viewers i
son of bloody sam
on 4/09/10 at 10:50 AM
good review, an average movie trying to be something special and stays lost between moralization and action, without the real story. but more interesting to watch than most of the movies from 2000-s.
on 4/09/10 at 10:50 AM
Decent review. I don't know how you can demand that every plot point has to be spelled out for you though. Sometimes the mystery is better than the dumb explanation (28 Days Later? Gee I've never seen that science gone ironically wrong in about 10000 other movies).Please tell me your review of Pulp Fiction isn't like this, "I never saw what was in the suitcase!" It's the McGuffin that's in the suitcase. It's the McGuffin that makes the world go sterile. The story isn't about th
on 4/09/10 at 04:23 PM
I'm not asking for the plot to be spelled out for me. I'm asking for what I felt was pertinent information. And I haven't written a review for Pulp Fiction. So you can calm down about the suitcase.
on 4/10/10 at 05:47 AM
What's wrong with a little cause and effect? Well geee I shouldn't say anything about the world and how it actually works because we've all heard it million times already, how gravity and magnetism works and all. Its just so trite & clice' to even mention it. Right?
on 4/09/10 at 11:28 AM
I liked the fact that it left a lot of points quite ambiguous, it left you to your own devices. I really loved this movie, thought it was quite original but I can see where your coming from. Nice review.
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on 4/09/10 at 04:25 PM
Thank you. I'm re-thinking my take on this film.
on 4/10/10 at 06:01 AM
We'll get you in the program yet kid. Forget that dated notion that scifi should use actual explicable scientific premise. Its all all just dramatic device of thoroughly interchangable gyvers. Magicians hat trick and nothing more. Virtually indistinguishable from any other form of wistfull thinking.
on 4/09/10 at 12:29 PM
i don't like this movie but nice Review
on 4/09/10 at 01:42 PM
Great review, although I wasen't a big fan of it.
on 4/09/10 at 02:05 PM
Great review, I agree that it had a whole load more action than plot, but I felt that in some way the action told the story. (if that makes sense.)
on 4/09/10 at 04:41 PM
I think I see what you're saying. Interesting. Thanks for reading my review.
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on 4/09/10 at 04:19 PM
Honestly I don't like Clive Owen very much but this one sounds very interesting, Thanks again for the great reviews.
on 4/10/10 at 06:49 AM
Thank you Lucas. It's my pleasure.
on 4/09/10 at 05:08 PM
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on 4/09/10 at 06:05 PM
I love this one man. I thought it was fairly deep, and thought provoking. Great review man.
Thanks Smoove. It was a good flick. There's no denying that.
on 4/09/10 at 06:37 PM
Great review it seems everyone has seen this
on 4/09/10 at 09:54 PM
I think your analysis was fair, and your questions reasonable. Good work as always E!
on 4/10/10 at 06:04 AM
on 4/10/10 at 06:47 AM
Thanks a lot man. Its greatly appreciated.
on 4/09/10 at 10:38 PM
I really enjoyed this one, good review
on 4/10/10 at 04:01 AM
Good review. I really enjoy this movie.
on 4/10/10 at 05:29 AM
UP Actively engaging probe of much inexplicably baren terrain in search of the seminal storyline. I guess I should just fill in the sterile premise with my fertile imagination then all that whole explosion of scenic activity won't look like a very pretty and awefully expensive screen saver to me.
Haha. Yes. I was slightly bothered by an unexplained premise. But that's just me. I am no authority in these matters.
on 4/10/10 at 07:55 AM
Great review! Loved this one.
on 4/10/10 at 08:52 AM
I'd disagree with your review (rate it higher), but it's excellent. Thumbs up
on 4/10/10 at 09:28 AM
Thanks for checking it out.
on 4/10/10 at 09:27 AM
I havent seen this movie but i couldnt agree more with your point about the story. The story is more important to me than the entertainment value and when things are left cloudy it leaves me with a bad taste. However this movie has been on my list for far too long, i feel obligated to watch it
on 4/11/10 at 03:33 PM
Thanks Erik. I hope you get a chance to see it.
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on 4/10/10 at 01:17 PM
Excellent review Android. You made so many valid points in your review. Some film makers would keep so many things left for the imagination of the audience. In this movie many things were kept that way including the girl you were wondering about her situation. The movie is good and gives you good time.Congratulations on getting the member review of the day. Thumb up
on 4/11/10 at 03:35 PM
Thanks Halimali. I didn't know this got member review of the day.
on 4/10/10 at 02:26 PM
OP, you really missed the point of the movie. The way you interpret it Children of Men is an action thriller summer flick which by far isn't the case. It's no Transformers, pardon my French. Where the movie does indeed succeed and the reasons why it became something of a cult movie are the following:1. It depicts a very realistic vision of what would happen if humanity became sterile. It's not just sets, it's the overall atmosphere that's great (the sets are just a part of it). The d
on 4/11/10 at 03:40 PM
Thanks for the informative comments. I just wondered why they didn't offer an explanation as to why the human race became sterile. I think it would make the film more interesting to have this information provided. To me, the point of the film was to investigate how humans would behave in this crisis. And in that we see and feel hope through the young woman Kee. I recognized and appreciated these aspects of the film. But I'm not sure there's a right or wrong interpretation of the film. I just exp
on 4/12/10 at 12:28 PM
And you expressed it quite well, actually. It just seems that you don't agree with one of the main ideas that Cuaron had and that is by all means understandable. I, however, never really cared that much WHY humanity became sterile. Of course I was intrigued, but at some point I found out that it didn't really matter, at least the way I felt it. But we can all agree, that it is a great film and I just can't wait for Cuaron's next film, again a sci fi - Gravity
Over the Rising Sun
on 4/10/10 at 03:27 PM
Congrats on Review of the Day! Nice review! Sounds fun but boring and unsatisfying.
on 4/10/10 at 03:32 PM
on 4/10/10 at 07:36 PM
this is one of my favorite movies of all time great review
on 4/10/10 at 07:48 PM
Great review. I need to see this.
on 4/11/10 at 12:09 AM
If one were to focus on the sci-fi aspect of this film, it would be very easy to miss the complete vision and soul of this parable within the director's use of the sci-fi/magic-realism back drop.I, personally, am a big fan of subtlety. Within the frantic journey, small but powerful images like a kitten clinging to a would be Shepard of Life, or a Doe attempting to find refuge in an abandoned school seem to still the film's waves to give us a moment to reflect.And of cour
on 4/11/10 at 03:41 PM
Interesting. I may see it again. I appreciate your attention to the smaller details of the film.
on 4/11/10 at 01:18 AM
Complaining that they didn't explain how and why humans can't reproduce is like complaining that Shawshank Redemption didn't explain why and how Red murdered somebody.
on 4/11/10 at 03:30 AM
Good review. This is one of the best films of the decade for me. I also think it totally doesn't matter that we never find out the reason for the infertility- I like to speculate, and the older woman's account of what she saw as a midwife answers all that needs to be known- it just started happening. We are as a race becoming less fertile all the time. It's not as Sci-Fi as it sounds... Try the novel that this film came from. See if they have more answers. :- 1
on 4/11/10 at 03:42 PM
on 4/11/10 at 08:28 AM
I agree with Brad R. One of the best films of the decade and one that honestly does not need to answer every single question one may have. Honestly, does it enhance the filmgoing experience if you know why women are infertile or men sterile. The film is entirely about the theme of hope, you see that at the very end. I think it's wrong to state it's more action than substance, like it was Transformers. There's a premium on story here - it's a journey film like Wizard of Oz, watching t
on 4/11/10 at 03:43 PM
I didn't say it was like Transformers. This film is substantive.
on 4/11/10 at 10:49 AM
Maybe they will do something totally lame and make a prequel that explains everything.
on 4/11/10 at 03:47 PM
It's hard for me to buy into a fictional reality that is less than self-aware
on 4/12/10 at 03:33 PM
on 4/14/10 at 12:42 AM
Oops. My mistake again. I came in here thinking everybody was talking about a sci-fi film & after listening to the arguments came to realize that it wasn't sci-fi at all after all. Excuse me. My mistake.
on 4/14/10 at 01:18 PM
Don't take this as an insult becase it's not but judging by your review you completely misunderstood the movie and it's hidden significance was lost on you entirely.You say the movieis more about action then story telling but in fact it's the complete opposite.Theo would have died left on his own and/or have been killed which is the best reason to change your view so I don't know how survival can be feigned LOL.The story is anything but simple you just missed
on 4/19/10 at 10:32 AM
I did not enjoy this movie, really.I'll have to look at it again from a different angle, as you say.Great review.
on 4/20/10 at 09:46 AM
i wasnt fascinated by the story eitherbut the world it creates is just so convincing - i just cant but call it a masterpiece
on 4/20/10 at 08:34 PM
Great review, I still have not seen this, but it's on my list.
on 4/25/10 at 09:07 AM
Totally agree with your review. I gave it 60% but enjoyed watching it - i expected more from the film though
on 5/14/10 at 01:50 AM
fine film,though owen is hard to embrace but an intresting conceit and good direction on a meagre budget always makes this watchable.excellant review.