Saturday, December 30, 2006

Children of Men - Movie Review

Clive Owen finds himself in a situation semi-forced to save a child's life from men with guns. Hmm... why does this sound familiar to me? Not you, but you will find out on September 7, 2007.

Children of Men takes place in the distant future of 2027 where people have become infertile and the world has basically gone to shits. Britain is capturing all refugees and forcing them into internment camps to be deported, which of course is retaliated by rebel fighters (with one group led by Julianne Moore and Chiwetel Ejiofor). Julian (Julianne Moore) captures her former husband Clive Owen's Theo to help protect Kee, a refugee who is somehow pregnant, a first in 18 years. From there on, it's basically one big long stressful and suspenseful chase scene amidst a gloomy looking Britain (or Sarajevo 1990's or Iraq now) with some help from a hippie Jasper (Michael Caine) and a few others along the way.

The film is well made by Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Y tu mamá también), and well acted, and while the overtones of the depressing outlook of the world is actually worrisome because it basically could happen, the whole movie boils down to one long chase scene and somehow I still felt a bit emotionally uninvested into the film.

7.5/10 or B

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