The film is entertaining and the documentary like direction is really catching but I have had higher expectations. It is not only for the plot holes but mainly the fact that the action is always preferred over the in depth into the several interesting topics that the presented distopic future could have offered
If you think Children Of Men is just a dystopian thriller disconnected from the events of our daily lives then see how you feel during the scene in which the characters discuss how an upcoming major event could be manipulated and "improved" for the public by replacing the face of an immigrant with the face of someone white. Prescient sci-fi? This almost feels like a documentary nowadays.
When I first saw this, about 10 years ago, nobody seriously thought Donald Trump could be President, or would have imagined Theresa (Hostile Environment / Crush the Saboteurs) May would be Prime Minister. It adds another chilling level to this fantastically entertaining futuristic thriller.
A truly shocking film; political AND personal and all too close scenes we see daily across the world of now in 2019, and not so very far off Brexit Britain with its callous disregard for the plight of migrants. It put me in mind of the predicament of Shamima Begum's innocent baby, and the dystopia also Jose Saramago's 'Blindness' and 'Seeing'. I just hope it is not a foretaste of what is to come.
Le film brille déjà par son casting impeccable et sa mise en scène toujours adaptée à l'action, avec des scènes de poursuites et de combats d'une brutalité impressionnante. Il se distingue aussi par un scénario de nature dystopique… qui ressemble de plus en plus à l'évolution réelle de l'Europe et du monde (à part le problème de l'infertilité) ! Un parallélisme glaçant qui rend le visionnage encore plus fascinant…
My most poignant reaction was rolling my eyes. SHE doesn’t need to be saved by him #nowhitesaviors Really annoyed and angry how the (actual) main character was depicted with an ‚African accent‘ as an inferior position and being saved by an alcoholic white man who ended as a matryr. Every woman ended up dead, was incapable or crazy (“look for the arab /or gypsy woman”). Where’s Claire-Hope Ashitey on Mubi’s cast page?
Theme sounds interesting enough, but the plot is, well frankly put, it's just a heap of sh** The plot is entirely build upon happenstance: the protagonist just happens to hear a conversation crucial to the plot, after fleeing the protagonist just happens to know someone where they can hide, this man just happens to have connections to get them to where they need to go to get on "the boat"(an empty plot vehicle