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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Does 'Children of Men' appeal to the non-sci fi fan?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 1:13 PM

asks Movie Girl.

My answer to that is absolutely.  Remember, this film only takes place in 2027, a mere 19 years from now.  This isn't "The Fifth Element" type of movie making.  This is a film about what happens in a world where flu epidemics, war, and pollution run rampant.  Those circumstances are certainly relevant today.  However, the one kicker is that mankind can no longer reproduce (or so they thought) and what that means for the state of the world.  The visual images offer a sense of time in the future, but we're not talking time travel, aliens, robots, or flying cars.

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