Paul and Wayne from The Countdown: Movie and TV Reviews podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Paul’s choice Children of Men.

 

Children of Men is the 2006 Alfonso Cuarón adaptation of the novel of the same name starring Clive Owen, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Pam Ferris, and Charlie Hunnam. Set in 2027 after two decades of infertility society is on the brink of collapse. The UK has become a police state and the Army rounds up asylum seekers and imprisons or executes them. A former activist turned civil servant Theo (Owen) is contacted by his ex-wife Julian (Moore) to arrange transit papers for a young refugee Kee (Ashitey). After they are ambushed early into their journey Theo discovers that Kee is pregnant and he must help her reach the Human Project ship.

Children of Men is pretty dark and apart from drinking Carling the dystopian depiction of London is pretty spot on – given it is peak 2020 it doesn’t feel that fictional. Owen carries the film as the everyman trying his best to get Kee to safety – he drinks, he smokes, he loses his shoes. The real star is Cuarón direction which features two extraordinary long one-shot sequences.

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What do you guys think? Have you seen Children of Men? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

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More about Children of Men

For more info on Children of Men, you can visit the Children of Men IMDb page here or the Children of Men Rotten Tomatoes page here.

 

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Office Uprising

Office workers at an ammunition and weapons company must fight for their lives when an energy drink transforms their fellow employees into zombies.

Added to UK Netflix:  8th November 2020.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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Added to UK Netflix: 6th November 2020.

 

 

Alone/Together

 

Eight years after their breakup, college sweethearts Christine and Raf reconnect at different points in their lives as feelings from the past resurface.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 5th November 2020.

Rango


When he becomes lost in the desert, pet chameleon Rango pretends he’s a tough guy and ends up sheriff of a corrupt and violent frontier town.

Added to UK Netflix: 5th November 2020.

 

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

When his best friend Gary is suddenly snatched away, SpongeBob takes Patrick on a madcap mission far beyond Bikini Bottom to save their pink-shelled pal.

Added to UK Netflix: 5th November 2020.

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Leaving: 11th November 2020.

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