Friday, 20 July 2007

Children of Men

Dir: Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Y tu mamá también)
Cast: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine, Peter Mullan
UK/USA, 2006

Seen: February 4, 2007 at Paramount

Reason to see: 2 Oscar nominations (cinematography & adapted screenplay) plus the heat was off in my apartment so wanted to stay out of the house. Also, this is week 7a/52 of my third attempt for#7 on my 101 list: See 1 film a week in the theatre for a year.

I was initially hesitant to see this film, I thought the premise was interesting but the title along with some shots in the preview didn't quite strike my fancy. But, after some time and some recommendations I thought I would give it a go, and I'm glad I did. I think the two key things that make this film are a good story, and great actors. It truly has great casting. I am a fan of many of the actors, so you might want to take that with just a slight grain of salt. The story feels like a drama but the pace of the film can often be fast and heart pounding. One of the greatest things I found about watching it was I wasn't trying to out think it, I was just there in that moment at that time for the entire journey. A solid film.

Shannon's Overall View:
I thought it was good
I'd watch it again
I'd recommend it (warning: there are some disturbing scenes)

10 minutes of pre-show stuff including 2 commercials and 3 previews (The Number 23, Reign Over Me, Breach)

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