Tuesday, January 9

Children of Men

What if the human race slowly became extinct? What if women stopped having the ability to have kids and no one knew why? Pollution? Global warming? A flu epidemic? What if nearly the entire structure of the world collapsed, leaving only chaos and violence?

This is the sci-fi movie of the year. Technically, probably the best thought out movie of the year. It's beautiful in its ugliness. The story is provacative. The acting is great (I loved the little turns by Julianne Moore and Michael Caine). I loved the 5-minute action scenes (the car chase! the battle scene!) with absolutely NO EDITS - it's all one shot! This film is just plain old good filmmaking.

This is one of those movies I'll have in my DVD collection.

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