In 2027, a chaotic world in which women have somehow become infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
Children of Men jumps out by it’s raw documentaric feel and the complex choreographed long takes and scenes helping to draw the viewer closer into the story. Breaking the 4th wall, these long takes help achieve a sense of reality and a documentaric feel which would otherwise not be present. While long takes are impressive on their own, it is always even more impressive when they are executed to serve the story, as seen here, and not just in service of showmanship. The use of desaturated reds, yellows, grey, greens, and browns symbolizing hopelessness, fit perfectly to the toxic and apocalyptic environment creating a realistic (more…)