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Preachy at times, but INCREDIBLE set design, unique story & BEAUTIFUL cinematography
on 29 May 2017
The final 20 minutes will leave you in awe, with one long take, in particular, representing how magnificent films can be, and how much they can say in perfect silence.
CHILDREN OF MEN is undoubtedly an accomplished film. Alfonso Cuarón directs, with Emmanuel Lubezki director of photography; and you can tell. The famous Oscar-winning cinematographer has also worked on The Revenant, Birdman, Gravity, and Ali. It is a beautifully shot film with incredible attention to detail which makes the action set pieces much more entertaining.
Clive Owen plays Theo who, enlisted by a group of activists, must help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to safety. Michael Caine plays a pot-smoking, left-leaning hippy who is part of this group. While at times CHILDREN OF MEN comes across as preachy, and will certainly grind your gears if you are right-leaning on the political spectrum, its unique story, deft cinematography, and wondrously imagined & detailed world will satisfy most people.