Originally Posted by rck3sactown
Originally Posted by CP1708
All these years, I still haven't seen Children of Men. That's Clive Owen, right? Monica Belluci, etc.
Yup, I still want to get around to watching it
I don't really like watching movies over again. I mean, if it's on cable and I'm lazy, sure. Or if it's been a really long time. The rare flick like Step Brothers
, The Raid
, Fast Five
...you kinda get what type of movie plays back easy for me. Well this is a big idea, serious film, that's pretty damn bleak and harsh. And it's long, and withdrawn, and paced out. The type of movie that stays getting skipped on your Netflix queue. The exact kinda movie you watch one time, and you're probably good on it for life.
But Cuaron kills it so completely. Every scene. I mean...the less you know about the film, the better. Michael Caine was awesome. Chiwetel was great. My favorite Julianne Moore. Best Clive ever was. Best movie the year it came out. Better than V for Vendetta...Departed...Pan's Labyrinth. It's probably the best sci-fi movie of the last decade? Great opening scene, great closing scene, great characters, great ideas, great action scenes, clever everything. The moments they hit on...in such a matter of fact way...are so damn good.
Every single time you watch the film, you find new things they painted into the seams. The more you watch it, the more you appreciate it, the better it gets. It's the type of film, I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up on the AFI 100 one day, but at the same time...it's like TDK
for me. If it's on, I'm at least catching some of it.
And there's no real overhyping this movie. If it's for you, it's game over already. And that's why just hearing Cuaron had a new flick coming, my ticket been bought.