A little-known, not-well-selling feature film, Children of Men crept in and out of theaters in 2006, and on to DVD in 2007. But it is certainly a shame that such a brilliant movie was not more popularly received. Perhaps it spoke too much about our culture.
In 2027, no human being has been born for eighteen years. In fact the youngest human alive was killed outside of a Buenos Aires pub. The world has thus fallen into chaos, but Britain, per propaganda shown in the film, “Soldiers On,” isolating and persecuting all immigrants from an otherwise destroyed world.
Theo, an unlucky employee of the British government, is charged with escorting the only known pregnant woman on the planet to deliver her baby, and possibly to save the planet.
Children of Men, based on P.D. James’ novel, has staggering implications too complex to express in a brief, midnight blog post. Rent this movie. Buy it. Watch it completely. I hope that you love it as much as I do. Children of Men is essentially perfect in my estimation, and it is now one of my favorite films.