Friday, July 5, 2013

Children of Men (2006)

Director: Alfonso Cuaron

Starring: Clive Own, Juan Gabriel Yacuzzi, Michael Caine, Mishal Husain, Rob Curling, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jon Chevalier, Julianne Moore, Rita Davies, Charlie Hunnam, Kim Fenton, Danny Huston

More info: IMDb

Tagline: No children. No future. No hope.

Plot: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

Now this is some good sci-fi.  With an interesting concept and taught direction, CoM is a compelling and bleak look at the not too distant future. The action scenes are tense and thrilling.  Cuaron's use of long, complicated yet smooth camera movements flow like art.  They largely don't draw attention to themselves but once you notice it then you see just how many and how well executed they are.  Great flick.

No comments:

Post a Comment