Saw a fantastic movie tonight. Children of Men. It’s a great premise — what if all the women in the world were suddenly infertile? No one, anywhere, can have a baby. It could’ve been a great sci-fi movie, with ideas and theories about what would happen if we couldn’t leave a legacy…because the human race will simply die off within one generation.
This movie didn’t go that route, but instead had more of a feel of 28 Days Later, a complete dystopia, the world a dreadful place of pain and suffering. I don’t want to give away too much, but let’s say that Britain isn’t a very nice place anymore.
Then, what happens if one woman is suddenly pregnant, 18 years after the last baby was born? This is pretty much where the movie begins.
It is shot through one POV. And the writing sometimes failed (because of only one POV, there were scenes where the character had to listen through a window to find out what was happening). And as Eileen would say: a couple of infodumps (where two characters would basically have a conversation for the soul purpose of letting the audience know the backstory).
A great movie. Violent. A gritty violent that seemed all too real. Interesting that the main character never picks up a gun. Not once. And there are LOTS of guns, especially near the end.
I thought that movie might be worth seeing. Plus it looks like it’s done in that not so gleaming, not so far off future style like Minority Report was done.
So get this, didn’t catch the infodumps at all. Was quite willing to go along with him listening at windows and such. Go figure. Maybe I’m a little more forgiving in a movie than in a novel.
28 Days Later was mentioned in discussions we had about this movie, too. What’s the deal with the Brits? They do this so well.