21 July 2010
Children of Men (2006)
Yeah, but he was the youngest wanker on Earth!
So basically: It's been 18 years since the last baby was born and chaos rages in all parts of the world, save Britain. Britain has thus shut its doors to all immigrants causing an underground organization, Fish, to protect immigrant right. One of the leading Fish activists, Julien, recruits her ex-husband, Theo Faron, to get papers to transport a woman to the coast, where another organization, Human Project, is waiting for her. When Julien dies and Theo discovers it was at the hands of Fish, he must take the girl to the coast himself, running from both the government and Fish. To make matters worse, Theo finds out that the women is pregnant.
This movie is absolutely stunning. I hear it changed a lot from the book, and if I had read the book, I probably would have been angry at this film, but I haven't read the book and the plot is still brilliant. Just the world itself is enough to make someone want to watch this movie; a world without children? When the extinction of our race is imminent and we can't do a damn thing about it? It's fascinating! The story is mostly action-driven, but the characters are unique and interesting. I can see a movie being based solely on the premise of no babies being born, but the added conflict of immigration rights only heightens the movie's brilliance.
Defs deserves to be on the list; tho I wish Julien didn't have to die so soon, I liked her character (but it was necessary for the plot).
Ziggi seal of approval!