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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Camouflage and Children of Men



I recently saw the movie Children of Men starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Michael Caine. It is a futuristic movie set in the year 2027 and apparently by then women will be unable to have children, our society will be run by a dictatorship obsessed with detaining illegal immigrants, and the government's domestic policy includes shipping suicide kits to its citizens. Come to think of it we might not have to wait another 20 years for these things to come to fruition; especially when we are shoving BigMacs down our throats, authorizing cloned meat and gene modified vegetables, and raiding meat packing plants in Nebraska. More of this and maybe suicide kits are not such a bad option ahhaahah. But why indulge the government further: they can already check our mail, what books we take out of the library, secretly raid our homes, detain people without legal representation, and now screen our bank accounts? Why give them our lives as well?





At any rate, what I really enjoyed about this movie, apart from the traumatizing fighting scene at the end, was the unique camouflage pattern that the government troops were wearing. Searching my various camouflage pattern links yielded little result, but I did come across this website:


http://www.airsoftarmoury.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=6&products_id=2010



This unique camouflage pattern looked very effective in urban combat settings. I also stumbled across this unique pattern in my research.

http://www.tadgear.com/x-treme%20gear/apparel%20main/tad_gear_force_10_cargo_utilities.htm

Designed by Crye Industries, Multicam is an excellent choice for desert and arid conditions. In fact some contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq are using this pattern.

http://www.multicampattern.com/gear.htm

6 comments:

Kodos said...

Oh dear.

Shark99 said...

You know you'd look great in Multicam.

A Bowl Of Stupid said...

Great movie. In particular, I thought the choice to use hand-held cams for the later battle scenes (and to shoot Michael Caine) was brilliant.

Nice pick up on the BDU's. I was wondering if anyone else noticed they were using the latest camo designs (although the movie takes place 40 years from now).

Shark99 said...

Yes Bowl, the use of the handhelds give the battlefield that first person view which is probably the most powerful cinematic device you can use.

I also thought it interesting how utterly irrelevant human life is in the future.

A Bowl Of Stupid said...

In the future? Err, you remember who's running our country now, right?

Shark99 said...

I don't think anybody is running the country right now LOL That's the problem hahahah