posted on May, 20 2013 @ 02:42 AM
Ever wanted to be a movie critic?
Well nows your chance. I thought it might be fun and informative for us all to right in depth but SPOILER FREE reviews of our all time favourite
Children Of Men.
Children of men is the story of humanity's end, not at the hands of an asteroid or aliens but due to the lack of the greatest human gift. The gift to
create life. Children of Men follows Theo Falon (Clive Owen). An alcoholic ex-political activist Theo is caught up in a web of conspiracy and despair.
Clive Owen does a fantastic job as Theo, turning what could be a depressing role into a whitty sarcastic delight. The screens between Theo and his
best friend Jasper is a touching on screen partnership. Jasper a funny, warmhearted dug dealer played by Michael Caine is the highlight of the film,
although he does not get anywhere near as much screen time as you want him to Jasper creates an air of lightheartness in a film that is opressive as
it is depressing.
The cinematography of the film is also one of it great aspects. Director Alfonso cuaron, is a technical wizard and it shows in children of men, his
long sweeping shots in which whole screens are shot in a single takes. From chase scenes to all out war Cuarons "single shot" approach is nothing
short of immersive. I would love to see more directors use this style.
Cuaron also creates a world within a world, using newspaper cuttings, propoganda anr rumors to tell the story of the world outside a fascist Britain.
And it isn't pretty.
Some of the characters do lack a little devoplopment for example Luke, the main antagonist. You never really know why he is so bitter or hell bent on
all out war.
To summarize; Children of Men is a fantasic film for any conspiracy buff. That delivers on almost every level.