Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Children of Men (2006)

Children of Men is a thought provoking science fiction. 

Alfonso takes us to the time of 2027 where widespread infertility for eighteen years has led to the brink of human extinction. The whole world seems to be in mayhem. Britain seemed to be the only hope for asylum, which was still able to uphold a stable militaristic government with an iron grip. We get introduced to our foremost character ‘Theo’ who will play a key part in escorting a pregnant girl named ‘Kee’ to Human Project, which was thought to be a faction of scientists working to cure infertility. I would prefer not to go in too much plot details. In a way, this movie will be a kind of road passage with lots of dramatic and disturbing moments.

The bleak nature of the world reminded me of Danny Boyle’s ’28 Days Later’. Wealth of this movie had been the cinematography, which was truly stunning. Any movie’s success depends on the casting; this movie was no different, perhaps the selection of acclaimed actors like Sir Michael Caine, Clive Owen & Julianne Moore  
made the overall rich storyline more effectual. Personally I feel this was one of the best performances put up by Clive Owen. Some of the action sequence integrated within the movie had also been of top notch.

This movie might not appeal to everyone considering the nature of the apocalyptic storyline. Still this could be highly recommended for viewing, as the movie succeeds in giving us the notion of hope.

My Rating : 8/10

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