What a bleak movie.
Alfonso Cuaronís Children of Men, while brilliantly executed, is a dismal, bleak movie set in a not too distant, and scarily realistic future. Skillfully directed by Cuaron (HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN), and based on the novel by PD James, Children tells the story of a future where infertility reigns and the youngest person on the planet is already 18 and everybodyís getting older, and well, you get it. The impending end of the world has caused the world to basically turn into a military state, with prisoner camps and war ravaged ghettos the norm.
Obviously thereís more to it, but even though the commercials give it away, thatís all you get from me.
Clive Owen is really good in this movie. His depth of emotion is awesome. I would say heís one of my favorite actors working today. Good job!
Julianne Moore is also good, but isnít she always?
Chiwetel Ejiofor is very good as well. Donít know much about him, but I know Iíve seen his face before in British moviesÖ
Michael CaineÖcome on, you know he rules.
And stealing the show is Claire-Hope Ashitey as Kee. Sheís a relative newcomer, but she is really awesome as possibly one of the most important people on the planet. I loved her attitude and delivery.
Children of Men is a good movie. Very well made, and provocative. I just canít say I enjoyed it at all. It was too bleak. Too depressing. I may be an asshole, and I hate most people in general, but I donít like to see wholesale suffering, such as that depicted in this film. As for how realistic this is, who knows. It could be extremely realistic. And itís only set some twenty years into the futureÖ