History Film / ChildrenOfMen

13th Sep '17 1:34:27 PM Pete52
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** The background of Theos young nephew is told through details that can only be seen on close inspection. Likely a Zed (a member of the nihilistic, chaotic last generation of humans to be born), he is implied to have lived the reckless lifestyle given wide variety of scars and tattoos that are poorly concealed by his parents choice of smart clothing. It's implied he is in rehabilitation (since he is shown taking medication and pacified with the weird game he is playing) and furthermore is shown wearing a medical security barcode bracelet provided by the institution treating him.

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** The background of Theos young nephew is told through details that can only be seen on close inspection. Likely a Zed (a member of the nihilistic, chaotic last final generation of humans to be born), he is implied to have lived the reckless lifestyle of his peers, given wide variety the assortment of scars and tattoos that are on his body, poorly concealed by his parents fathers choice of smart clothing. It's implied he is He appears to be in rehabilitation (since he is rehabilitative therapy to quell such behaviour, being shown taking medication and pacified with the weird game a strange interactive game. Furthermore, he is playing) and furthermore is shown wearing a medical security barcode bracelet provided by the institution treating him.
13th Sep '17 1:30:43 PM Pete52
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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The scene with the mob chasing the car and being covered up by the media seems like a random plot device to provide a reason for [[spoiler: Julian dying]], however there is explanation from both the novel and earlier versions of the script. The youngest generation, (called Omegas in the novel and Zeds in early drafts of the script), go on random sprees of chaos and violence throughout the country, as since they are the last generation of humans in existence, they feel they have nothing to lose. [[spoiler: It is later revealed that The Fishes paid the Omegas to carry out the attack, and one of the motorcycle gunmen was Patric]].

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The scene with the mob chasing the car and being covered up by the media seems like a random plot device to provide a reason for [[spoiler: Julian dying]], however there is explanation from both the novel and earlier versions of the script. The youngest generation, (called Omegas in the novel and Zeds in early drafts of the script), go on random sprees of chaos and violence throughout the country, as since they are the last generation of humans in existence, they feel they have nothing to lose. [[spoiler: It is later revealed that The Fishes paid the Omegas Zeds to carry out the attack, and one of the motorcycle gunmen was Patric]].



** The background of Theos young nephew is told through details that can only be seen on close inspection. Likely an Omega (one of the chaos driven last generation of humans to be born), he is implied to have lived the reckless lifestyle given wide variety of scars and tattoos that are poorly concealed by his parents choice of smart clothing. It's implied he is in rehabilitation (since he is shown taking medication and pacified with the weird game he is playing) and furthermore is shown wearing a medical barcode bracelet most likely provided by the institution treating him.

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** The background of Theos young nephew is told through details that can only be seen on close inspection. Likely an Omega (one a Zed (a member of the chaos driven nihilistic, chaotic last generation of humans to be born), he is implied to have lived the reckless lifestyle given wide variety of scars and tattoos that are poorly concealed by his parents choice of smart clothing. It's implied he is in rehabilitation (since he is shown taking medication and pacified with the weird game he is playing) and furthermore is shown wearing a medical security barcode bracelet most likely provided by the institution treating him.


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** Another poster in the Ministry of Energy urges employees to report any colleagues they suspect of being illegal immigrants to the authorities, in an effort to provide "British Jobs for British Workers".
13th Sep '17 1:26:26 PM Pete52
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** A special features option on the DVD shows further graphics and media, including a newspaper front page which shows that in 2018 a referendum was held in the UK regarding what the legal status of foreigners residing in the country should be. 83% of public voted for them to be considered illegal.



*** Mandatory fertility testing (seen advertised on billboards throughout the film) becoming law.



*** Hundreds of dead bodies of refugees being discovered in shipping containers entering Great Britain.

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*** A bombing carried out by the Fishes is Liverpool, which killed dozens of civilians.
*** Hundreds of dead bodies of refugees being discovered in shipping containers entering Great Britain.Britain.
*** Homeland Security confiscating weapons found in refugee camps after raids.
13th Sep '17 1:15:19 PM Pete52
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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The scene with the mob chasing the car and being covered up by the media seems like a random plot device to provide a reason for [[spoiler: Julian dying]], but the novel actually explains that the youngest generation, called Omegas, go on random sprees of chaos because since they are treated with high regard they view everyone who is not an Omega with disgust. [[spoiler: It is later revealed that The Fishes paid the Omegas to carry out the attack, and one of the motorcycle gunmen was Patric]].

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The scene with the mob chasing the car and being covered up by the media seems like a random plot device to provide a reason for [[spoiler: Julian dying]], but however there is explanation from both the novel actually explains that and earlier versions of the script. The youngest generation, called Omegas, (called Omegas in the novel and Zeds in early drafts of the script), go on random sprees of chaos because and violence throughout the country, as since they are treated with high regard the last generation of humans in existence, they view everyone who is not an Omega with disgust.feel they have nothing to lose. [[spoiler: It is later revealed that The Fishes paid the Omegas to carry out the attack, and one of the motorcycle gunmen was Patric]].



*** The government conceding it is struggling to deal with sprees of Zed violence. Zed's are the name given to the youngest, last generation of humans (who were given more screentime/exposition in earlier versions of the script).



** A poster briefly mentions the 'Deportation and Exile Department', tasked with removing illegal immigrants from the country once they have been captured by Homeland Security.



** The 'Ministry of Energy' regulates fuel and electricity consumption throughout Britain.

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** The 'Ministry of Energy' regulates fuel and electricity consumption throughout Britain. It is where Theo works.


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* InvisiblePresident: No senior members of the British Government are ever shown or mentioned verbally, but a news ticker on the television reveals that the country is still ruled by a Prime Minister.
15th Aug '17 4:48:38 PM Pete52
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**Jasper jokes at the irony that the government is openly providing suicide kits to the public, yet the marijuana he grows is still considered illegal under current law.
15th Aug '17 4:44:07 PM Pete52
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** The background of Theos young nephew is told through details that can only be seen on close inspection. Likely an Omega (one of the chaos driven last generation of humans to be born), he is implied to have lived the reckless lifestyle given wide variety of scars and tattoos that are poorly concealed by his parents choice of smart clothing. It's implied he is in rehabilitation (since he is shown taking medication and pacified with the weird game he is playing) and furthermore is shown wearing a medical barcode bracelet most likely provided by the institution treating him.
15th Aug '17 4:29:16 PM Pete52
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*** They also show the build up to Britain becoming a totalitarian state, including placing mosques under surveillance, converting southern coastal towns into refugee camps, and finally the closing of the Channel Tunnel and declaring all foreigners illegal.

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*** They also show the build up to Britain becoming a totalitarian state, including starting with massive floods of immigration to the country, and progressing to placing mosques under surveillance, converting southern coastal towns into refugee camps, and finally the closing of the Channel Tunnel and declaring all foreigners illegal.



** Old newspapers blocking the windows of the room Theo is held in by the Fishes also reveal expository information about the current state of the world. This includes:

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** Old newspapers blocking the windows of the room Theo is held in by the Fishes also reveal large amounts of expository information about the current state of the world. This includes: includes events such as:



*** The attempt to create a fertility hormone, and the subsequent arrest of the surgeon who pioneered it when it failed and produced fatal results in human trials ('Surgeon arrested, hormone attacks: violent reaction').
*** 'Test Tube Daisy' (presumably an attempt to grow a fetus/baby outside a human body) dying.

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*** The attempt to create a fertility hormone, hormone drug, and the subsequent arrest of the surgeon who pioneered it when it failed and produced fatal results in human trials ('Surgeon arrested, hormone attacks: violent reaction').reaction', 'Fertility drug kills').
*** A scandal involving a plastic surgeon, presumably catering to the rich who want to look younger and younger in the face of extinction.
*** The death of 'Test Tube Daisy', presumably an attempt to grow a fetus/baby outside a human body.

*** 'Test Tube Daisy' (presumably an attempt to grow a fetus/baby outside a human body) dying.Hundreds of dead bodies of refugees being discovered in shipping containers entering Great Britain.



** Close ups of Theo's cigarette packet show the health warnings have changed from focusing on the risk of cancer and heart disease to warning that smoking causes "INFERTILITY, MISCARRIAGE and IMPOTENCE". It also shows they are imported into the UK under the EU Directive License 2026.

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** Close ups of Theo's cigarette packet show the health warnings have changed from focusing on the risk of cancer and heart disease to those more pertinent to the current crisis, now warning that smoking causes "INFERTILITY, MISCARRIAGE and IMPOTENCE". It also shows they are imported into the UK under the fictional EU Directive License 2026.



* LongevityTreatment: In contrast to the many who want to end their life due to the impending extinction of mankind, it is implied there is a large section of society who are trying to live for as long as possible. Throughout the movie numerous advertisements are seen for both plastic surgery (Forever Young Medical), organ replacement (The British Organ Market) and even an early version of cryogenesis.

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* LongevityTreatment: In contrast to the many who want to end their life due to the impending extinction of mankind, it is implied there is a large section of society who are trying to live for as long as possible. Throughout the movie numerous advertisements are seen for both plastic surgery (Forever Young Medical), organ replacement (The British Organ Market) Market), discount botox and even an early version of cryogenesis.
15th May '17 6:51:37 PM eroock
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'''Character tropes go on to the [[Characters/ChildrenOfMen Characters Sheet]].'''
15th May '17 6:39:40 PM eroock
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* TheAlcoholic: Theo, but he still [[HeroicSacrifice uses up the last of his alcohol]] to [[spoiler: sterilize his hands before delivering Kee's baby.]]



* BadassLongcoat: While it is a pretty normal wool, business trench-coat, it's pretty badass how even though Theo undergoes multiple wardrobe changes in the film, for better or for worse, one article of clothing is constant: the coat.



* CoolOldGuy: Jasper.
* CorruptCop: Syd breaks government protocol by allowing the protagonists to enter Bexhill in exchange for a large amount of Jaspers weed.

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* CoolOldGuy: Jasper.
* CorruptCop:
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Syd breaks government protocol by allowing the protagonists to enter Bexhill in exchange for a large amount of Jaspers weed.



* DeliveryGuy: Theo helps Kee deliver her baby in a rundown building in the middle of a battle-torn refugee camp.



* TheDragon: Patric is is the Dragon to Luke.
* DreadlockWarrior: Patric sports impressive blond dreadlocks.



* EmptyShell: Jasper's vegetative wife in her wheelchair.



* FinalGirl: Kee is the only one surviving the escort mission.



* HippieParents: Although not biologically related to Theo, the Palmer's can be seen as this. Jasper is an aging GranolaGuy, living in the woods ''naturally'' with his wife, growing a [[strike:new]] immensely popular variety of pot that has a strawberry flavor. It is implied that he was left without a choice but to withdraw from society after his wife was tortured by the government. Jasper himself had a career as a famous political cartoonist, which also didn't exactly fly under Britain's new authoritarian regime.
* HopeBringer: Kee with her baby are this for the entire world, as no one has given birth in nearly 20 years.



* IntrepidReporter: Janice Palmer was an award winning photojournalist who bravely questioned the British government's actions towards refugees in her reporting before the events of the film. It resulted in her getting tortured by MI5 and becoming catatonic.



* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Syd looks like a good guy with some rough edges at first, but is later revealed to be a heartless opportunist.



* TheLoad: Miriam means well, but she's hopelessly out of her depth and has a tendency to lock up and start praying whenever things get intense. That, or completely panic. She does however redeem herself with her [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]].



* MsExposition: Miriam drops occasional {{Info Dump}}s for us to fill in the blanks about events leading up to the present situation.
* MundaneMacGuffinPerson: Kee. She's the first woman to get pregnant in almost 20 years. The main characters have to try to keep her (and the baby) alive and out of the wrong hands.



* PsychoForHire: Patric.



* TechnicalPacifist: Theo bashes a couple of heads in self-defense (with a [[CarFu car]] [[ToyotaTripwire door]] and [[ImprovisedWeapon car battery]], respectively), but not once during the course of the film does he ever pick up a gun from any of the dead guys he passes by.



* ThirdPersonPerson: Syd doesn't know why they want to get inside the camps. Syd doesn't want to know. Syd doesn't care.



* UnlikelyHero: Theo. He begins the movie as an incredibly apathetic bureaucrat, feeling nothing about the world around him. However, throughout the film he is shown to be genuinely kindhearted, which distinguishes him from so many post/pre-apocalyptic story protagonists.



* ViolentGlaswegian: Syd.
-->'''Jasper:''' Make sure you call him a 'fascist pig'.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Fishes. [[spoiler:And especially Luke. They want to eliminate Britain's horrible oppression of refugees. Their solution? Use Kee's newborn baby as a trump card. The Fishes certainly don't object to killing whomever gets in their way-including ''their own leader''.]]
20th Apr '17 7:54:38 PM Fireblood
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*** They also shows the build up to Britain becoming a totalitarian state, including placing mosques under surveillance, converting southern coastal towns into refugee camps, and finally the closing of the Channel Tunnel and declaring all foreigners illegal.
*** Other international incidents, such as the bombing of a Saudi pipeline disrupting the worlds oil supply and a dirty bomb going off in Munich are also shown.

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*** They also shows show the build up to Britain becoming a totalitarian state, including placing mosques under surveillance, converting southern coastal towns into refugee camps, and finally the closing of the Channel Tunnel and declaring all foreigners illegal.
*** Other international incidents, such as the bombing of a Saudi pipeline disrupting the worlds oil supply and a dirty bomb going off in Munich Munich, are also shown.



** Theo is seen wearing a well worn London 2012 Olympics hoodie. Despite the movie being filmed in 2006, in the 2027 setting it would be considered an old piece of clothing.

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** Theo is seen wearing a well worn well-worn London 2012 Olympics hoodie. Despite the movie being filmed in 2006, in the 2027 setting it would be considered an old piece of clothing.



* TheFundamentalist: A large group of religious folk wearing yellow capes and holding signs saying 'Repent' are seen gathered in London, blaming humanities sin for the SterilityPlague.
** A conversation between Theo and Jasper reveals there are two main fundamentalist groups: "The Renouncers", who kneel for a month at a time as penance for humanities sin and "The Repenters", who self flagellate to punish themselves for the sins of humanity.
** Averted when Theo runs into a funeral procession of scary, bearded, angry, loud Islamists in Bexhill. They completely ignore him as if he weren't there and he runs right through the midst of them.

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* TheFundamentalist: A large group of religious folk wearing yellow capes and holding signs saying 'Repent' are seen gathered in London, blaming humanities humanity's sin for the SterilityPlague.
** A conversation between Theo and Jasper reveals there are two main fundamentalist groups: "The Renouncers", who kneel for a month at a time as penance for humanities sin humanity's sins, and "The Repenters", who self flagellate self-flagellate to punish themselves for the sins of humanity.humanity's sins.
** Averted when Theo runs into a funeral procession of scary, bearded, angry, loud Islamists angry Muslims (many wielding assault rifles) in Bexhill. They completely ignore him as if he weren't there and he runs right through the midst of them.



* HideYourPregnancy: In-universe. Kee hides her belly by wearing loose clothes and carrying object in front of her.

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* HideYourPregnancy: In-universe. Kee hides her belly by wearing loose clothes and carrying object objects in front of her.
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