Monday, February 26, 2007

Children of Men

DVD review from Nick at Nite

Children of Men. I have an affinity in my heart for end of the world type movies. Omega Man, Meteoroid, Armageddon, Night of the Living Dead, Heidi, etc. . . . Children of Men moves very close to the top of the list. Set in the year 2029, the film shows us a future where man is infertile and a child has not been born since the year 2009. The world is falling apart. Paris is in flames. New York destroyed. There is a siege in Seattle. Things are bad everywhere. The movie starts with a blast. There is a terrorist attack in a coffee shop in London just as the world learns that baby Diego, at 21 years old the youngest person in the world, has been killed by a stalker. The terrorists are trying to start a revolt against the government's handling of the refugee crisis. We are shown a bleak Great Britain - the last fully functioning government on earth - where refugees and immigrants are being rounded up and sent to "Homeland Security Refugee Camps." In Great Britain one has to remember that it is illegal to skip fertility tests. Our protagonist, Theo, played by Clive Owen, is thrown into the mix and must help a young, shockingly pregnant woman get out of the county. My description has not done justice to the film. It is very good. You should check it out. I give it an "A."

1 Comments:

Blogger Freudian Slip said...

Wow, I'm really intrigued. Gonna check it out :)
Matt

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