Starring: Clive Owen, Michael Caine, Julianne Moore
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Running Time: 109 mins
Children Of Men is a British film about the world in the year 2027, when all women have become infertile. However, in a broken Britain, a woman discovers that she is pregnant, and one man must guide her and her baby to safety beyond Britain’s borders.
This film was absolutely brilliant. It had a fascinating story, the idea was seemingly extremely original and well-thought out, and the way in which the whole thing was presented made it extremely dramatic and emotional to watch.
On the side of the whole concept, this was also extremely gruelling and depressing to watch, as to see the whole world in complete downturn after the sudden arrival of worldwide infertility was just not at all nice to see, and throughout the film, there wasn’t really one happy moment up until the ending.
However, apart from being quite upsetting to watch, this film was also brilliantly interesting, as the story involved numerous different clever plot twists that just made it even more dramatic as it moved along, and the whole atmosphere and mood of the film just really made me think a lot while watching it.
Overall, I’ll give this an 8.8, because it was a massively interesting film, but was also extremely depressing for me, and I would imagine anyone else, to watch.