Sunday, January 23, 2011

Children of Men

Starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, and Michael Caine

Directed by Alfonso Curón

Release Date: January 5th, 2007
More Questions than answers in a world without children. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, our story takes place in 2027, as London is one of the the last "civilized" cities left after the world is on the brink of disaster. People try to go on with their lives as Terrorism sweeps the land, there haven't been any births in 18 years and people known as "fugees" are treated as third-class citizens literally trapped in cages. Now, my problem lies with the motivation of getting the pregnant Kee into the hands of the Human Project. Why can't the government do anything? Was the infertility the government's fault? Anyways, by now you should know that this is a very dark world, no happiness here folks. In fact, there's a passing mention of how the government sells pills to create chemical happiness in the brain. As the story moves on, we realize just how deep the cut goes when the world has no children left; people see a miracle as an opportunity to push a political movement and will destroy and kill innocent people just to get their way. The direction is great, as the world we are presented is dark and filthy, as if procreation influenced the world as it is now decaying into ruins. A great dystopian story with great direction, a stellar cast and incredible cinematography.

Rating: * * * * of 5

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