History Film / ChildrenOfMen

26th May '16 2:34:36 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.

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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]].
23rd May '16 7:04:07 PM FrolloBaggins
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* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler: It is left uncertain whether or not Theo succumbs to his gunshot wound.]]
12th May '16 7:46:52 PM Pete52
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* MegaCorp: The "British Leaf Of Eden Company", a government sponsored conglomerate that operates companies specialising in: organ trade (The British Organ Market), plastic surgery (Forever Young Medical Surgery Group) and anti-depressants (Bliss)
12th May '16 7:36:36 PM Pete52
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* HippieParents: Although not biologically related to Theo, the Palmer's can be seen as this.Jasper is an aging [[GranolaGirl]] Granola Guy, 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 the new regime).

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* HippieParents: Although not biologically related to Theo, the Palmer's can be seen as this. Jasper is an aging [[GranolaGirl]] ageing Granola Guy, 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 government. Jasper himself had a career as a famous political cartoonist, which also didn't exactly fly under the Britain's new regime).authoritarian regime.
12th May '16 7:35:20 PM Pete52
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* HippieParents: Michael Caine's character Jasper is an aging Granola Guy, 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 the new regime).

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* HippieParents: Michael Caine's character Although not biologically related to Theo, the Palmer's can be seen as this.Jasper is an aging [[GranolaGirl]] Granola Guy, 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 the new regime).
12th May '16 7:30:20 PM Pete52
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-->'''Jasper''' Yeah, but he was the youngest wanker on the planet.

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-->'''Jasper''' -->'''Jasper:''' Yeah, but he was the youngest wanker on the planet.
12th May '16 7:29:52 PM Pete52
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* AssholeVictim: Diego Ricardo, the youngest person on the planet at the time, who dies when he gets stabbed by someone that asked for an autograph when he not only refused, but spat in the guy's face.

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* AssholeVictim: "Baby" Diego Ricardo, the youngest person on the planet at the time, who dies time. He is killed at the start of the film when he gets stabbed by someone that asked for an autograph when autograph, which he not only refused, refused to give, but also spat in the guy's face.face.
-->'''Theo:''' Come on though, Baby Diego? The guy was a wanker.
-->'''Jasper''' Yeah, but he was the youngest wanker on the planet.
12th May '16 7:16:12 PM Pete52
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* AffectionateNickname: Tomasz, a Polish man working for The Fishes, refers to his English wife as a "cod" (an English fish).


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* ThePlague: Whilst talking to Miriam and Kee, Jasper mentions the "2008 flu pandemic", which was responsible for the death of Theo and Julian's son, Dylan.


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** Radio Avalon, a former short lived festival radio station, is now a major broadcaster in the United Kingdom.


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** The British Army has upgraded to darker digital camouflage fatigues and body armour, and some soldiers are seen with what appears to be compact targeting devices built into their helmets.
** Both British soldiers and police officers are seen carrying the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XM8_rifle Heckler & Koch XM8 rifle]], which was only in its prototype stage during filming.
12th May '16 7:05:27 PM Pete52
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* CyanidePill: [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement The government issues]] free suicide pills called Quietus.

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* CyanidePill: [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement The government issues]] free suicide pills kits called Quietus.Quietus along with food rations. Jasper re purposes the formula however, mixing it with bread to kill the rats in his home.



* FallenStatesOfAmerica: Various news media throughout the film shows that the USA has collapsed, with a nuclear bomb going off in NYC, and militias taking control of the cities of Spokane, Cincinatti and Bozeman.

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* FallenStatesOfAmerica: Various news media throughout the film shows that the USA has collapsed, with a nuclear bomb going off in NYC, and militias taking control of the cities of Spokane, Cincinatti and Bozeman. A newscaster in the opening credits also makes mention of "day 1000 of the Siege of Seattle".



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

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


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* MagicPlasticSurgery: Various advertisements are seen for the Forever Young Medical Group throughout the film, suggesting many people have chosen to deal with the inescapable fact of no more children being born by making themselves look younger.
** Interestingly, one of the signs the yellow parka wearing fundamentalists is seen holding reads "REJECT BOTOX", suggesting that the fundamental religious groups believe humanity should embrace its old age in sin.


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* ProductPlacement:
** Theo's alcohol of choice throughout the film is Bell's Whiskey.
** A Carling beer mat is given an unusual amount of screen time when Theo meets with Luke in a London pub.
** Dog racing events in the film are sponsored by British betting giant William Hill.
12th May '16 6:44:47 PM Pete52
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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 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 and "The Repenters", who self flagellate to punish themselves for the sins of humanity.

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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 sin for the SterilityPlague. A SterilityPlague.
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conversation between Theo and Jasper reveals there are two main fundamentalist groups: "The "Renouncers", 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.
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