There is a guy, saving the world and he only wears a pair of sandals. Some journalists called this funny, other biblical, I say it’s just one of the wonderful details of this great movie. Another is that animals seem to like this guy, cats and dogs and chicken.. It’s been long since a movie took me away so much and I am still thinking about it. Let alone the idea how a whorld would look like whithout children being born anymore. For 18 years people are living with the prospect of their kind being extinct. In a world of civilization breaking apart.
Theo Farin (Clive Owen) is kidnapped by Julian (Julianne Moore), his ex-wife who wants him to help her political group, shortly after almost being killed in a terrorist bombing. He flushes all that away with a drink. But soon he will see life in a totally different way.. Actually, I don’t want to say so much about the story, it surprised me so many times, I would not want to spoil it for you.
This film is about life. And the director Alfonso Cuarón is a sure candidat for the oscars. The characters, the acting and the pictures are so close to life, especially in a movie theatre with a big screen they hypnotize you into the story. Look for the scene when Theo enters the house everybody is firing at, in sandals, without a gun: there is no cut in minutes, the camera is always behind him. Amazing.
Here’s the “Children of Men” website with the trailer.
Here is just one negative thing I have to say. The “Human Life Project” website is not really appropriate. If you want to do something like this, do it right. Start a discussion about life but don’t give credits for solving puzzles. Sorry.