History YMMV / ChildrenOfMen

25th Feb '17 7:15:55 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise
--> "Y'know that ringing in your ears? That 'eeeeeeeeee'? That's the sound of the ear cells dying, like their swan song. Once it's gone, you'll never hear that frequency again. Enjoy it while it lasts."
** The "Zen Music" Jasper listens to.
** The high-pitched atonal music that plays while Theo is trying to find Kee in the gun battle is an excerpt from "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima" by Krzysztof Penderecki. It's intentionally meant to evoke chaos, panic and fear. It's also a CallBack to the movie's use of tinnitus to indicate ageing.
16th Feb '17 11:54:09 AM Jgorgon
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* SciFiGhetto: Although the film is intended to be a thriller, banking on the chase with the set-up being necessary to justify the story, the sci-fi concept of a future with no children meant it should've fallen squarely in this trope. [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/children_of_men/ And yet, the critics loved it.]] Didn't quite make back its own budget in theatres, though, and several critics seemingly go out of their way to call it ''anything'' except science fiction (terms like "political thriller" were thrown around here and there).
** Not to mention the fact that it was nominated for three Oscars: Editing, Cinematography and ''Adapted Screenplay.''
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* SciFiGhetto: Although the film is intended to be a thriller, banking on the chase with the set-up being necessary to justify the story, the sci-fi concept of a future with no children meant it should've fallen squarely in this trope. [[http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/children_of_men/ And yet, the critics loved it.]] Didn't quite make back its own budget in theatres, though, and several critics seemingly go out of their way to call it ''anything'' except science fiction (terms like "political thriller" were thrown around here and there).
** Not to mention the fact that it was nominated for three Oscars: Editing, Cinematography and ''Adapted Screenplay.''
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1st Feb '17 1:03:44 AM Folamh3
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** Several critics in 2016 cited the film as highly prescient in light of the Brexit referendum and the Syrian refugee crisis, and the attendant concerns about migration into Europe and the UK.
20th Jan '17 7:46:38 PM verbannt
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**Even worse was the the Zika virus scare in early 2016. Many were concerned would cause a pandemic of children born without most of their brains. It even drew direct comparison to this film.
21st Nov '16 1:48:28 PM CantNotLookAtThisSite
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** The high-pitched atonal music that plays while Theo is trying to find Kee in the gun battle is an excerpt from "Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima" by Krzysztof Penderecki. It's intentionally meant to evoke chaos, panic and fear. It's also a CallBack to the movie's use of tinnitus to indicate ageing.
18th Nov '16 8:55:19 PM dsneybuf
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* {{Most Annoying Sound}}: [[spoiler:Baby Dylan's crying can get old pretty fast for viewers. That said in a world that's been devoid of an infant's cries so long it would certainly be the most wonderful sound.]] ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' lampooned this discrepancy, when their ''Children of Men'' spoof [[spoiler:cut from a soldier holding the crying Dylan in awe, to Kee and Dylan flying in an airplane, and her crying annoying the hell out of another passenger.]]

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* {{Most Annoying Sound}}: [[spoiler:Baby Dylan's crying can get old pretty fast for viewers. That said in a world that's been devoid of an infant's cries so long it would certainly be the most wonderful sound.]] ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' lampooned this discrepancy, when their ''Children of Men'' spoof [[spoiler:cut from a soldier holding soldiers admiring the crying Dylan in awe, bawling Dylan, to Kee and Dylan flying in an airplane, and her where the baby's crying annoying annoys the hell out of another passenger.]]
18th Nov '16 8:49:54 PM dsneybuf
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* {{Most Annoying Sound}}: [[spoiler:Baby Dylan's crying can get old pretty fast for viewers. That said in a world that's been devoid of an infant's cries so long it would certainly be the MostWonderfulSound.]]

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* {{Most Annoying Sound}}: [[spoiler:Baby Dylan's crying can get old pretty fast for viewers. That said in a world that's been devoid of an infant's cries so long it would certainly be the MostWonderfulSound.most wonderful sound.]] ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' lampooned this discrepancy, when their ''Children of Men'' spoof [[spoiler:cut from a soldier holding the crying Dylan in awe, to Kee and Dylan flying in an airplane, and her crying annoying the hell out of another passenger.]]
30th Jun '16 11:16:51 AM dmboogie
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** Alas, no matter how serious the subject, the term "sci-fi" does still carry the lingering knee-jerk image of Buck Rogers-type Space Patrols and gee-whiz zap-pistols; such things were (fittingly) sparse or absent here.
5th May '16 12:59:48 PM aye_amber
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* AwesomeMusic: [[KingCrimson "In the Court of the Crimson King"]] was just a great choice, because the song's majesty is so ironic given the sad state of the world.

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* AwesomeMusic: [[KingCrimson SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[Music/KingCrimson "In the Court of the Crimson King"]] was just a great choice, because the song's majesty is so ironic given the sad state of the world.
2nd Jan '16 6:07:29 PM nombretomado
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Wait, [[Film/PacificRim Raleigh Becket]] was once a terrorist? Must have been back when he called himself [[SonsofAnarchy Jax Teller]].

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Wait, [[Film/PacificRim Raleigh Becket]] was once a terrorist? Must have been back when he called himself [[SonsofAnarchy [[Series/SonsofAnarchy Jax Teller]].
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