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Scientists discovers that there are six children who each have an enormous intelligence. The children are flown to London to be studied, but they each escape their embassy and gather in a ... See full summary »

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Scientists discovers that there are six children who each have an enormous intelligence. The children are flown to London to be studied, but they each escape their embassy and gather in a church. Written by Fluffyudders

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Good idea poorly handled
24 March 2002 | by (www.moviemoviesite.com) – See all my reviews

CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED is a sequel to VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED in name only. No attempt is made to link the two films in any way, and the children in this movie do not bear the physical characteristics of those in the first. In fact, the children in this movie form a kind of United Nations.

From the strikingly effective opening credits, the film starts quite well and manages to build a nicely creepy atmosphere, ironically helped by what is clearly a small budget. Unfortunately, after half-an-hour or so the story gets badly bogged down, to the extent that very little seems to happen. The children's choice of refuge from the adult world seems overtly symbolic and lacks subtlety. Seen in the context of this symbolism, the conclusion of the movie is questionable and poorly executed.

Director Leader does well with the limited budget, and the movie is well shot, but Hendry is miscast in the role of a sympathetic psychologist (he would probably have been better in the more cynical role of the geneticist). This is by no means a great movie, and if you have to choose between the two watch VILLAGE, but it is still worth a look.


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