Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Movie You Aught to See: Children of Men

Regardless of whether the decade ended already ended in 2009 or will end at the close of the current year, the 2000s were a wonderful period of cinema with many treasures that deserve to be remembered. Check in at Movies with Abe on Mondays for Movies You Aught to See, a look back at memorable movies from the aughts. They are posted in no particular order, and if you have a great film from the 2000s that you think merits consideration, leave a note in the comments!

Children of Men
Directed by Alfonso Cuaron
Released December 25, 2006

This staggering vision of a dystopian future is terrifying and absolutely brilliant. A devastatingly serious opening paves the way for increasingly more severe and powerful scenes shot astonishingly by cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. Not only is it a marvelous film, it’s also a though-provoking experience based on an extraordinarily inventive premise. It’s an excellent instance of anticipating the near future that doesn’t seem too far from possibility yet still presents itself as utterly chilling. Featuring amazing performances all around from the likes of Clive Owen, Michael Caine, Julianne Moore, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, it’s easily one of the best science fiction adaptations ever brought to the big screen.

1 comment:

Greg Boyd said...

Nice pick. Like it.