Monday, January 15, 2007

A Dark Way to Spend a Rainy Afternoon

Mrangelmeg and I went to see Children of Men yesterday. and while it was dark and disturbing it was not a disappointing visit to the theater. It left us spent and questioning a lot of the assumptions we have about the future we assume is awaiting us.

It really wasn't that hard to imagine a world that had lost all hope and was descending into the final throes of destruction because of loss of fertility. Everything from that point on was amazing and shocking and disturbing and ultimately left you wondering.

We talked about nothing else all through dinner. I had read the book, and even having done that I was mesmerized by the pacing and plot twists that the movie makers chose to add for the adaptation.

I highly recommend that everyone go to see this movie. You will not be disappointed.


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