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Children of Men ** – Movie Review

Children of Men is one of those films that’s highly rated but once you watch it, you’re neither disappointed or thrilled. I’ve read that it has a cult following and some fans consider it one of the best sci-fi films ever. I don’t plan on adding it to my best ever list and I don’t plan on ever watching it again. It’s an interesting story but it’s one of those films that has scenes of massive gun fights and 10,000 bullets flying by before a person gets hit. Also, the ending is something to be desired after the 1 hour and 50 minutes of story development.

It’s worth a rental to see what all the buzz is about but I wouldn’t buy it for repeat viewings.

Alfonso Cuaron directs this film version of P.D. James’s classic dystopian novel (and Oscar nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay), a futuristic drama set in a world in which humans have lost the ability to reproduce and subsequently face certain extinction. Things change when a single woman mysteriously becomes pregnant, prompting a conflicted government bureaucrat (Clive Owen) and his ex-wife (Julianne Moore) to join forces to protect her. Michael Caine co-stars.

Sameritech’s 4 star guide:

**** Loved it
*** Really liked it
** Average, but watchable
* Didn’t like it, wasted my time, would rather have watched a George Bush speech

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June 27, 2007 - Posted by | Movies

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