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Watched it for the first time this weekend.
Fucking great! Took me by surprise.
now you have to read the book, too
PD James isn't it?
Can't say I'm a big fan though.
I purchased after seeing the film. I really couldn't get into the book. I don't like PD James' style.
The five-ish minute long hand-held shot where the troops are trying to get to the Fishes in the tenement is one of my favourite shots of all time.
Cool future London scenes/
"pull my finger"
is way awesome. Good call.
I thought it was pretty amazing up until the ending. I just wanted a bit more which is probably the sign of a good film.
What happened next?
I gotta know.
she survives, the baby goes off onto this ship with all the other babies, the human race dies out eventually and years down the line, it's repopulated by the people on that boat.
given that he, whats-his-name, was our eyes and ears for the whole film before his death, it's possible that the final shots were just a fulfillment of what he wanted, and what he hoped for. To me, this seems much more likely given the film's bleak tone, and it's wider message: that the damage was long done.
I think it's a fantastically unsettling ending, and pulls the same trick as Pan's Labyrinth.
But then I love a good dystopia.
That battle scene at the end = all one take. Incredible
in the same shot, instead of cutting to something else. Great scene.
I really like the little touches, like Clive Owen's faded London 2012 sweatshirt.
maybe i need to give it a second chance but i just thought it was terrible.
but I thought it was great too. Gripping story with lots of attention to detail. Stylus voted it in their top-12 films of the decade so far.
i was surprised at the manic positive reviews everyone gave it on here!
i shall watch it again at some point.
like the weird, extravagant things you see out the cart window in the rich enclave.
The shot from the bus after the woman is dragged off it (where, panicking, you see her head being bagged as it pulls away, but the characters don't look back) is fucking chilling.
but fell away and by the end I just didn't care. Fairly average film!
I found it really amaterish / poorly made / cast / acted to the point of cringedom.