Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Movie Review: Children of Men

18 years ago people stopped being able to have children. Chaos fell on the planet. Governments fell, terrorism became rampant, facism became the word of the day. But one girl became pregnant. She needs to be at a certain place at a certain time to meet a boat that will carry her to an island where scientists are working to find a cure or at least start a new stock of humanity to survive after the rest die off and the wars finally end. Clive Owen gets the job of helping her evade the government and the "freedom fighter" who want the kid as a rallying point for the revolution.

The movie is dark but with several lighthearted moments made more so in contrast to the darkness. They have no qualms about killing off characters that you've come to like.

It was a pretty good movie but I want to read the book. There was enough going on in the background that it seemed like there was a lot of story not being told.

I may or may not get it on DVD.

Also, coming out today on DVD
Barnyard (my review) and The Illusionist (my review)

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