CHILDREN OF MEN
. In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
When seeing this trailer I couldn't decided if I was going to like or dislike the movie. There was something about the way the trailer set up the story that I couldn't get my head around.
But let me just be the first to tell you that this movie was AMAZING. I loved every minute of it. The world painted was believable and grim. Every celluloid was one epic struggle after another as one man finds a reason to get up in the morning and fight for the one thing he believes in, the one thing that carries hope anymore. This is Clive Owens best film in my opinion. His dry matter of fact since of humanity and his real fighting fear as the world explodes around him was the stagecoach for the audience. I was sucked into his and Julianne Moore's relationship, as short as it might I have been, with a little surprise at my ability to relate. Michael Caine was the same as always...nothing less, maybe a little more.
The concept actually scared me. We can have babies anymore. The movie did a great job in feeling the futility of the world. We are dying...no more new life. What has the world become since the playgrounds are now silent.
The cinematography was noticeably unique. Every major sequence was a long running shot that never cut. Kinda like Welles work in "Touch of Evil" except here the filmmaker wanted you to feel like you were with Clive...running right behind him. There is an example of this at the bottom. To me as an aspiring director, I understand how hard it is to run such long takes, especially in a battle sequence.
Maybe it was because I hadn't been to the theater in too long, maybe because it was a lonely rainy day, or maybe this movie is really as good as I am actually saying. LOVED it.