Tuesday, April 03, 2007


If Half-Life 2 was a movie with a political message about today's world and had a confusing plot, it would indeed be Children of Men.
The whole style and atmopshere just screams Half-Life 2 in every aspect. In fact, it almost seemed like the movie was eye candy in the same way I stare at the enviroment in Half-Life 2. The way the characters talk, walk, and move through the city reminds me of the game in every way. Is this a bad thing? No, not really, if you like watching movies for cool stuff, which is a good reason to watch movies.

The plot was confusing (because I'm deaf), and it seemed like they just wanted to throw in a motive to get the plot rolling. I could not completely understand the world they lived in, the sides that were taken, the situation of the government, and what exactly the rebels were trying to do. What exactly is the human project? Why can't they give the baby to the rebels? Why can't they give it to the government?

The car chase scene and the tanks in the street scene were pretty amazing. I wasn't counting, but it seemed like they had the camera rolling for 1-5 minutes, which is pretty crazy.

Confusing, nice to watch movie, with interesting cinematography, cut short with an unexplained ending.


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At 4/03/2007 10:59 PM, Blogger ifedajay said...


Blah...I think that they started out with a good idea, but it probably spiraled down from there.

I hated the ending...I mean come on, we waited the whole movie to see if she would make it and to leave us guessing is not very satisfying.

They needed to add like 10 more minutes to explain stuff at the beginning and maybe 5 minutes at the end to conclude.

But what's with the guy dying!
and why does that girl, Julianne, or something, only trust Noel/Joel...whatever his name is???

At 4/03/2007 10:59 PM, Blogger ifedajay said...

NIce quick post btw

At 4/03/2007 11:23 PM, Blogger TheJBurger said...

They were married and they had a kid named Dillan or something. The kid died in the flu epidemic of 2008.

I wish they would fully clarify the characters motives before they send them on this never-ending journey. They said they want to get on a boat for the human project... whatever that means, I don't know.

At 4/04/2007 7:22 PM, Blogger ifedajay said...


At 4/05/2007 9:00 AM, Blogger endeavor said...

Yeah, Children of Men did seem a lot like Half-Life 2. I think these types of movies lack a strong Rising Action. You can argue that the movie has all the parts of a good story, but I would say that its Rising Action was hard to recognize or pinpoint while watching the movie; or, maybe the movie's Rising Action was too slow or gradual so that the Climax came upon us too suddenly. Of course, in the middle of the movie, you would inherently realize that this part must be the Rising Action. However, it always seemed like Climax was far off, and that the movie would keep going. When the ending came, it was almost a surprise, because I felt like the Rising Action didn't go that far and that the Climax was still to come. Retrospectively, I can understand how the Rising Action gave way to the Climax, but during the movie, it was hard to delineate when and where the Rising Action would end.

Also, as ifedajay pointed out, there is no Falling Action or Resolution.... Perhaps this is the new style in movies...


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