Saturday, September 23, 2006

Children of Men

Shelley and I watched Children of Men at our local cinema this evening on my brother's recommendation. Shelley thought it was an OK film. I thought it was pretty awesome. Here's why:
  • Both Aphex Twin and Radiohead in the soundtrack.
  • Plenty of really long (as in time) shots with no cuts (that I noticed).
  • Reminders of 1984, Equilibrium, Half-Life 2.
The director, Alfonso CuarĂ³n, was also responsible for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban but please don't let that put you off. Here is an extract from a negative review by Boyd van Hoeij of EUROPEANFILMS.NET.
"An ugly mix of contemporary issues is hacked to unrecognizable bits in this tame, at times insipid thriller trying to impress with impossibly generic analogies to our own time."
Highly recommend you go see this film. Next stop... The Fountain.

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