Thursday, July 16, 2009

Coming Soon: The Future, Part 1

Films about the future have been around for almost as long as there have been films. Here are two that I’ve been recommending a lot recently because they offer such vastly different takes on the future.

The first one, “Children of Men,” paints a future where there hasn’t been a baby born in nearly 20 years. The human race is slowing dying off and society itself is in a bit of a meltdown. It’s not much of a spoiler to say that a woman miraculously does become pregnant, and its up to Clive Owen to deliver that woman to a settlement where they’re building society anew. The scary part is that this kind of future could actually happen. We're pumping the environment and ourselves with so much crap that one day... but I digress. My review from Twitter: Children of Men-While a sterility pandemic is killing off the human race, Clive Owen makes the unusual career choice of midwife. 7.5 (out of 10)

Continue with “Idiocracy”

“Children of Men

Released: 2006

Rating: R

Length: 110 minutes

Cast: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Director: Alfonso Cuaron

Genre(s): Drama, Adaptation, Sci-Fi

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