Movie Review : Children of Men

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I saw Children of Men a few weeks ago and I still think about it often. If you’re not familiar with the movie the premise is that the birth rate has dropped to zero and there hasn’t been a baby is years. Nobody is really sure why people can no longer conceive but the world is in chaos as result. The movie insists that the worlds economies would collapse without a new generation to buy goods/services. I’ve love to see further investigation of this economic situation. Are we really dependent on procreation to fund our economies?

The only country still standing is the UK and they have strict immigration controls as a result, with camps of illegal immigrants around the country. The movie is very bleak but tells a great story of hope in the worst conditions. The camera work is also amazing with many first person perspectives on the action. Its been awhile since I’ve seen a move provocative and intelligence as the Children of Men.