“Children of Men” (2006)

I saw Children of Men in the theater, but re-watched it with my husband G. Grod. He was dissatisfied with the ending, which he said can be predicted from the beginning. He has a point, but the look of this film is so haunting and distinct, and the performances, especially by Clive Owen and Michael Caine, are so excellent that any weakness in story was simply brushed away for me. It’s a chilling dystopic vision that seems all too possible, and the look, which doesn’t rely on special effects and gadgetry, reinforces this. The deservedly famous tracking shot in the car only makes this film more impressive. I think it’s great, though others like G. Grod don’t. See it yourself to decide.

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