Thursday, September 27, 2007
Children of men - the movie
I watched Children of Men on DVD last night. I was luke warm about the book - the first part was moving and interesting, but the plot resolution in the second half was lame and unbelievable. The film is indescribably bad. The Mexican director, Alfonso Cuaron, has been lauded for his approach, but he has produced a routine thriller with poor continuity. The characters retain only their names. The poignancy of a world without children has been completely lost; the religious sensitivity of PD James has been trampled on; and teh director has highjacked the story to make a left-wing statement about illegal immigrants and Guantanamo Bay. If you want to watch this film, I would advise not switching on the sub-titles. That way about half the profanities will go unheard.