Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Children of Men

So Koz and I went to go see Children of Men this past weekend which, we both concluded, was a hands down fantastic film. We also saw Pan's Labrinyth, which, unfortunately was kind of a let down. We both had high hopes for Pan's Labrinyth, but we both felt that while it was a very good film, it just left us wanting more, and it unfortunately didn't live up to all the hype it had been receiving. But Children of Men was awesome! Seriously, you should go see this film as soon as humanly possible. Beautifully shot, engaging story, all in all, just a really, really good flick. While John Tavener's score certainly set the mood for the film, the "oldies" strewn throughout the movie were equally intrical to the overall feel of the film, given to the fact that they've stuck to mostly classic British rock in terms of both what we today would consider classic rock (i.e. The Rolling Stones) and music that would be considered "classic" in the year 2027 (i.e. The Libertines, Radiohead). Below are some of the songs from the movie, enjoy, and go see Children of Men. Seriously, I promise you you will not be disappointed (oh and for all of those modern sci-fi fans who were forever turned off by the nonsensical Matrix series, this is far from Keanu Reeves / Jesus Christ yelling "Whoa!" while dodging bullets in slow motion, this movie is a breathtaking realistic look at a dystopian future, with a pretty kick-ass soundtrack).

From the Children of Men trailer(s):
Sigur Ros - Hoppipolla
Muse - Map of the Problematique

From the film:
King Crimson - The Court of the Crimson King
Franco Battiato - Ruby Tuesday
Jarvis Cocker - Running the World

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