I know I’m late, but I only get to watch Children of Men yesterday night. I had to say, I was thankful i didn’t watch it in front of others. My jaws were hanging 3/4 of the movie. I was awed! If Nell has her 300 to drool to…I have my Children of Men.
It’s a story set in 2027, where ALL women were impotent and human race are doomed, for there’s no means of reproduction. It has caused such suffering and psychological trauma, that even the government are advocating suicide. This can also be seen by the news, focusing on the death of the youngest man on earth, although there are bigger issues social issues elsewhere.
We follow Theo (Clive Owen), in his living through the what ever time humanity have left, losing hope himself, or so it seems to me. Living in Britain, the only place on earth yet to crumble (including Malaysia!), He finds escape in the outskirts with his old pal, Jasper (a hippie Michael Caine).
After accepting an offer from his ex-wife, Julian (Julianne Moore), he set on a journey to send a refugee hiding with a militant group called the Fish to send a girl to be with a group called The Human Project.
What’s so special about this girl you ask? It’s just that she’s pregnant, the first after 18 years.
What made the film so superb, was to me, the camera works. There’s a lot of long camera works, that I love so much, ever since the Stereophonics’ Closing Time music video. It reminds me of the Half Life 2 game, so for those who love HL2, COD, Battlefield, and cinema-quality games, you’ll definitely appreciate this.
Imagine having a scene where a baby is born, from the pushing, to actually delivering a baby…I don’t know how they do that…seriously
The year’s 2027, so of course things are a little different from now, right? New technology is shown, but with such subtleness that we can actually see our future it that fashion. Weird cars that look like the Smart line of cars, a little modification on the existing vehicles, like the Double Decker buses, and many more. We actually accept the technology shown, rather than they shoving it down our throat.
Acting wise, I would say Michael Caine did a superb job. The worst may be Kee (Claire-Hope Ashitey) saying “wicked!”, but after seeing them in a 5 mins (or more) long shot, I would say that they did a very good job after all.