Sunday, May 15, 2011

321. Children of Men (2006)


And now one for all the nostalgics out there. A blast from the past all the way back from 2003, that beautiful time when people refused to accept that the future was just around the corner.

Odds are you haven't seen this movie, and that is simply a shame. It is one of the best looks into the not-too-distant future in all of movies. Unlike normal science fiction with time travel, spaceships, and aliens, this simply feels real. The problems encountered in a future without children are simply an amplified version of the problems we already face today: terrorism, bureaucracy, drugs, and the overwhelming power of corporate entities. If you like action, sci-fi, politically conscience, or even simple edge-of-your-seat thrill ride movies, then you are doing yourself a disservice by skipping this film.

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