Movie Review: Children of Men (2006)

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“I can’t really remember when I last had any hope, and I certainly can’t remember when anyone else did either. Because really, since women stopped being able to have babies, what’s left to hope for?”

Plot: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

Rating: 5/10

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This movie is so much shit. The fact that it has a high rating and Oscar nods just goes to show that people often like things because other people said it would be good. The cast is so shitty – they irritated me senseless and had no acting chops whatsoever. The camera work is horrendous – the constant shaking made me feel whiplashed. I thought the story fell flat and that was depressing because it had an amazing premise – I often think that human extinction is a real possibility with great drops in fertility. They gave no information about the global infertility and miscarriages – it is something doctors and scientists would immediately explore when it became evident. The end, about the only thing that could have saved the situation, was unsatisfying and frustrating – no sign of the promised land, just some vague water scenes. I called every single “plot twists” miles before it happened. The only remotely touching scene involved people hearing the cry of the baby for the first time in eighteen years. It had me thinking and if the rest of the movie had been like that it would have had some redeeming qualities. This movie was really disappointing and it is not something I would ever watch again or recommend.

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5 thoughts on “Movie Review: Children of Men (2006)

  1. LOL! Bestie, I LOVE this! You are so dead on in your assessment. You and I missed the boat with this one completely, and I am okay with that. Ugh.

  2. Kidney!!

    “The fact that it has a high rating and Oscar nods just goes to show that people often like things because other people said it would be good.” YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

    This is why I love you! I thought this was just OK and got railed on my review for not loving it. So many people say they like so much shit because other people say it’s good. Honestly, people, honestly.

    LOVE

    Sugar Pappy!!!

    P.S. I never wrote about Guardians of the Galaxy because I hated it.

    • Pappy!!

      People should be more honest about what they like! I love that you didn’t like it all that much and said so! We are entitled to our opinions 😀

      The more I think about Guardians the more irritated I become with it!!

      Love,
      Kidney

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