Children of Men

Posted by Lokman Salikoon

I had the privilege to watch Children of Men (by other means of cos, thanks to the distributor backing out its run in Singapore).

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

I absolutely love the show. Especially the art directing and cinematography. Weaving through the war-torn urban decay, the setting was perfect. And i might just be tempted into buying the dvd JUST to watch the special features. Extended shots (shots that were filmed with no cuts for a very long period) are quite a rarity in film nowadays like the opening scene of Snake Eyes. Then Children of men came along. One must point out the technical miracle especially in the two most intense scene where they were ambushed and the final act where they were running through the urban jungle amidst the gun battle spectacle. Scenes like the latter lasted 9 minutes with no cuts and seeing chaos at every corner is such an awe to watch, even on repeated mode.


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