Sunday, January 14, 2007

Children of Men

I went into Children of Men reluctantly, but all my prejudices against it were unfounded. I really enjoyed it. tremendously.

It's based on a book by PD James, which probably scores big points with my mom and would have with me if I'd known it prior to the closing credits.

Most dystopian stories end with man consuming himself in his depravity. then there are those pseudo-dystopias where everything is lost until man and his will triumph and there's usually some cause filled with great-hearted individuals behind the success. Children of Men has neither - Man's hope comes from without here, and it's so compelling. both the institution and the revolution are completely broken and depraved. Only relationships and specifically familial relationships are sacrificial and even these require intervention for salvation. it was awesome.

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