Friday, July 21, 2006

Children of Men

This movie is yet another speculative sci-fi flick, with the story taking place a few years in the future. For now, it looks just okay to me, with perhaps the best performance coming from a hippified Michael Cain. But I do like director, Alfonso Cuaron's movies, so this could be good. The film is based on the book of the same name by P.D. James, where "The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set in and around a dystopian London fractious with violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows the unexpected discovery of a lone pregnant woman and the desperate journey to deliver her to safety and restore faith for a future beyond those presently on Earth." Watch the trailer here. Oh yeah, if you like this kind of story then you should really check out the graphic novel, Y: The Last Man

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