Children of Men

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by paste, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. paste


    Oct 3, 2011
    Children of Men - Best underrated film I have seen in a long time. Heck, might be the best I have seen in a couple years. What a little gem I found at the library randomly picking out movies. Has anyone else seen it? Also, I'd love to hear about some of your top best underrated films.
  2. I liked *Sherlock Holmes' smarter brother* and *Dark Star*
  3. Serenity.
  4. Uncle K

    Uncle K The custodian is your enemy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    I saw it. Good flick.
  5. TinyE


    Jan 31, 2013
    Dream with the fishes
  6. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Great film. I was amazed at some of the really long, complex takes. I believe Alphonso Cuaron made it, didn't he?
  7. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    One of my favorite movies. The book is very good too.
  8. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I've been watching youtube clips for the last half hour. I forgot how amazing this movie is. One of the best of all time. If you haven't seen it, watch it.
  9. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I saw it a few years ago. Good movie but I didn't like the violence in it. Some very graphic.
  10. I don't know if it qualifies as "underrated", but I really like The Quick and the Dead. It was directed by Sam Raimi, who also directed the cult classic Army of Darkness. It has a lot of interesting characters portrayed by good actors: Russell Crowe as the gunfighter turned preacher, Gene Hackman as the despotic mayor, Leo DiCaprio as the illegitimate son seeking approval, etc. There's a lot of creative camera work. And, it's probably the hottest that Sharon Stone ever looked.

    I also liked Children of Men, BTW. Interesting concept, and well done.
  11. paste


    Oct 3, 2011
    Yeah some of those shots were just amazing. I heard they actually used CGI to flawlessly link some shorter scenes into one of the longer "one take" shots (I believe they did this for the last and longest scene - when they were carrying the baby into and out of the building. Now this is what they should be using CGI for more often instead of over the top building explosion scenes. I also had to look this up but did anyone else notice the Pink Floyd reference?

    Same building too. :smug:
  12. fishtx


    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses/Genz Benz - RIP/Mojo Hand FX
    Great Movie...loved it...
  13. OMG! That's awesome! I totally missed that.
  14. bass geetarist

    bass geetarist

    Jul 29, 2013
    Don't really remember the movie that well, but I do remember I really enjoyed it at the time.

    I don't know if this qualifies as "underrated", but Fantastic Planet is one of my favorite sci fi movies.
  15. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    I got on a Clive Owen kick a few years back and rented every single movie he's ever been in from Netflix. I remember seeing Children Of Men then, and I remember liking it...but tbh I don't remember anything about it.
  16. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake


    Children of Men was a fantastic movie as well, not old enough to have been forgotten by so many I think.

    Here's another fantastic sci-fi...
  17. Fretless1!


    Feb 19, 2007
    I dug it!
  18. Drunk Heffalump

    Drunk Heffalump Tone that I have. Skill? Oh, that? Well....

    Feb 28, 2009
    Great White North
  19. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    I found the troll! Someone pass me a drink!

    "Worst movie I have ever seen without question. Vote fraud?

    I was having a glance through the top rated sci-fi (turns out this isn't sci-fi in any way actually) movies here on IMDb to find something good to spend a couple of hours on. This had a very high score, and the premise of global infertility intrigued me. I read a few reviews and it sounded solid.

    After considering some of them again after actually seeing this abortion of a movie, I've concluded that the ONLY answer to such a high number of beaming reviews with 9 and 10 stars is vote fraud by the studio. I'm not the only one who thought the same after watching this one. Check some of the other "hated it" reviews. Many of them believe the same.

    There have been times when I have suspected this in the past, but thought I was just being paranoid. Well, this one leaves me with no doubt that it happens. IMDb, please do something to fix this. This is the fourth movie in a row I've watched after seeing it in the top 250 that has turned out to be COMPLETE crap. What's going on?? This is easily the worst movie I've ever had the misfortune of viewing.

    There is NO discernible plot, and I mean that. It's nothing but contrived dialog to take us from one dreary scene to the next. Literally nothing that is happening has any reason or explanation. The acting is high-school drama class level from nearly everyone. There is not one likable character. Hell, the first line spoken by the supposed savior of humanity (how is she that again?? never explained.) was "what the **** are you staring at?" Garbage from beginning to end.

    What annoyed me the most is that the interesting premise of this global infertility is COMPLETELY unexplained. The ONLY way it is addressed in the film is establishing that it exists. Nobody has the slightly clue why, and figuring it out is never pursued by anybody. This is the result of nothing but lazy writing. They didn't even care about this supposed premise.

    Avoid, avoid, AVOID!!! The IMDb score is mind-bendingly unbelievable."

    Disclaimer: I personally love CoM. I have it on DVD. If you are wondering why I dug up the worst review for it I could find, read the post linked to here:

    It's a new drinking game I've come up with. :D