Film #153 of Make me watch your favourite.
Recommended by Jarett and Zane.
Very, very loosely adapted from P.D. James' novel, Children of Men shows the literature of ideas, Science Fiction, at its best. Taking practically only the premise of the novel, Cuaron and his writers manage to inject the infinitely intriguing dystopian future with a humanity that feels sincere and finds emotional resonance within its story. A story that is simple in its nature, yet executed with perfection on all levels.
Cuaron explains nothing, yet shows everything. We are glued to Owen's character and with him we first stroll through this future only to end up running for our lives. Those first five to ten minutes of the film…