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I wasn't really sure where to post this, but has anyone seen the movie "Children of Men"? It's very violent and possibly triggering, but I really liked it.

It's about a lot of things - basically it's set about twenty years from now in a world that has become a distopia, both because of the escalation of sort of fucked up bs we're already perpetuating today (like anti-immigrant sentiments way out of control, soldier brutality against prisoners, etc.), and because of a massive infertility epidemic that, because noone has been born in over eighteen years, has left the world bereft of the presence of children (there's a line about halfway throught the movie that said something along the lines of "when the noises of children faded from the playgrounds people forgot how to live.")

It's really intense. There's definitely some stuff in it that I took issue with, but overall I thought it was really well done. Has anyone else seen it? Thoughts? Reactions?

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Neil and I watched it and I really liked it.... especially the hippy guy!

I think it showed a realistic idea of what could happen to the world, devoid of children.... if you don't have to worry about leaving anything to children, or what could happen in the future to your children.... it would just not be good, let's put it that way.

The difference in people when they even just saw the baby.... it was a switch, and being a girl, there was a chance for ANOTHER generation....

It was a good movie.

I just wish the ending was better!!!

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yabinti wrote:
I just wish the ending was better!!!

I don't want to give anything away, but what really got me, in this movie, was the background music when they showed the credits (do you know what I'm talking about it?) That was really well chosen, and it just about broke my heart.

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I saw this movie. I can't remember the exact things I liked/disliked, but overall I did really like it. I knew I would from the previews, though - the issue was just too interesting for the movie to suck.

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Yeah, I don't know... it was one of those movies that kept me up....

So did Last King Of Scotland... it was a no sleep weekend, LOL!

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i might have to watch it tonight. I have heard really good things about it!

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i liked it but the ending really sucked

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im going to rent it tonight. i wanted to watch it but critter isn't really into those kind of movies, but since all you mamas have said nothing but good, i don't care what he says we're watching it! haha

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I watched it the other night. It was really hard for me to watch. There was ALOT of violence. I don't watch movies like that well. The movie was very well done, the way it was flimed. I really liked it. It was very real feeling to me too. I agree i would have like a better ending, but whatever. It was still a good movie.

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i watched it the other night too and i kept telling critter wait for the ending i heard it sux! well i knew that the ending would suck and even i was suprised! i loved the movie itself tho. i just couldn;t imagine my life without children in it

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I didn't like the movie at all, it didn't really have a beginning or an ending. Like, what events lead up to where the world is now, other than the fact that no more children were born. And what happens after Key is safe? Does it change the world? It just felt like they took what could have been an amazing story, and cut off the edges, leaving just the middle.

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definitly! there's a whole story left after key has her baby! do you think there will be another one? i don't but that would be cool if there was

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ian&aidansmama wrote:
definitly! there's a whole story left after key has her baby! do you think there will be another one? i don't but that would be cool if there was

I think they kind of left it open to have a sequel and maybe even a prequel.

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i hope so. the ending sucked but the story line was really good. i think they could do a lot with it

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hehe i rented it tonight.. not too bad.. although pp is right, no real beginning or ending.. and omg when the army noticed the baby.. awww! i got teary eyed.

good movie... they coulda done more with it tho.

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I liked it but I had a lot of questions too. However, at the part where you go to Michael Caines house and his wife or whoever she is is sitting there, they like scan this wall that has all these newspaper clippings up and if you read those it kind of strings together what had happened leading up to baby diego's death. I wish I could know what happened after the boat came and got them, because I wonder if the government would stop being corrupt and everything because even after those soldiers saw the baby they still fought. But overall, I really liked it!