Children of Men – Captivating
“Children” went largely unnoticed during its theatrical run, which is odd for how good this film really is. The acting is spot on, the setting couldn’t feel more real, and the message is relatively universal. Sure, there are some preachy moments, and even some of the imagery and names are obvious, case in point, the young girl Kee, (even though it’s technically pronounced “chi”) who just might be the “key” to civilization’s survival. But those are minor quibbles.
Despite the fact “Children” was critically praised, the fact it didn’t bank more at the box office was a crime in and of itself. It’s also a movie I’m always shocked people have never seen; at that moment I slap them in the face, hand them the DVD, and bid them Godspeed.
Fun Fact: In the Bexhill block scene, Theo can be seen wearing a London 2012 Olympics fleece jacket.