Children Of Men

Review: Children Of Men

Dave
By Dave
30 Nov 06

Yeah, sort-of enjoyed it. The director didn't really manage to drag me emotionally along for the ride, I felt that I was more a spectator wondering just what else could possibly go wrong for Clive Owen next. Julianna Moore just doesn't do anything for me as an actress, and this role certainly didn't change my mind. I just couldn't really 'get into' the story or the characters as much as I would have liked. The 'war' scenes towards the end were grimly reaslistic (as far as i know) and while I love war-as-hell kind of movies the whole thing just left me feeling grubby and slightly depressed. However you can't knock the films realistic portail of London and the UK in its imagined future. Having lived in London for 6 years I really enjoyed seeing the decayed future version, very well done. The violence and gunplay is more Tarantino than John Woo, which is a good thing, although as I mentioned above realistic violence on this scale tends to leave me wanting to see something lighthearted afterwards, or possibly have a shower. So IMHO watchable, interesting, but not really an enjoyable movie experience. The style of the movie reminded me of 28 Days Later, not a lot of glossy post-production work going on here, with the predominant pallet being blues and blacks, cold rather than warm. Still, the movie should leave your brain engaged for a bit longer than 'Borat'.
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