C:\ Home » Movies » The Children Of Men (2006)

The Children Of Men (2006)

The Children Of Men (2006)

I thought this would be a war movie. Like Saving Private Ryan. Maybe I was thinking of Company Of Men... or not, considering there is no war movie with that name. Weird. Either way this was way better than I'd expected!

It's the story of a dystopian future world (ca 2027), where birth rates have declined to the zero point - everyone's infertile, and people live on fumes and hopelessness. Overpopulation is still an issue, only everyone's aging, and society's a violent and vile place to live. A gray, cold world... not all unlike that of today.

But there are points of light even in this one particularly discouraging future, like the fresh and futuristic Zen music (my ears), and more importantly: Joy (suitable name), who Theo Faron one day gets assigned to escort. She's an illegal, but she's also a miracle. A happy such.

Clive Owen, Michael Caine and Chiwetel Ejiofor were the notable names in the cast, and they all put on a good performance. Not amazing, but good. Satisfactory. The movie keeps the mood, the sceneries are realistically dystopian and the setting both gritty and gray and... sometimes... peaceful.

And then it does turn to war. To chaos. To greed. To misery. To magic. It's a both intense and inspiring journey. Melancholy but good.

Some of it does feel a bit cliche - the ending in particular, but it's one of those movies that make you think. That open your eyes. The children... we don't realize how important they really are. We don't realize what joy their voices lend us. We may know they are our future, but we don't know that without them: there just is no future for us.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle


Keep track of the discussion via rss? Read about comment etiquette? Or type in something below!
This was pretty damn interesting. And yet, nobody's spoken! Be the first!

The Comment Form

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your email is saved only to approve your future comments automatically (assuming you really are a human). ;) It's not visible or shared with anyone. You can read about how we handle your info here.

Question   Razz  Sad   Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Neutral

Privacy   Copyright   Sitemap   Statistics   RSS Feed   Valid XHTML   Valid CSS   Standards

© 2019
Keeping the world since 2004.