So yesterday because of some of the great comments in this thread I went and caught a matinee of CoM.
This indeed is a disturbing movie but it's captivating on so many levels.
Humans and how our societies acts in the face of our own mortality is always an interesting subject to many.
We see so many different ways to cope. There is malevolent anger and deep and intense sadness. Look at how people respond to "Baby Diego" who is the youngest person on the planet and who unfortunately met his demise. There's a sense of apathy and one gets the sense that merely getting up and going to work is a daily ordeal on the whole 'nother level. The drugged masses on Quietus or whatever it was called.
London, being a place today of such diversity and culture, has succomed to hatred by rounding up "Fugees" and deporting them. It's as if someone decreed "If I have to live out my life without hope for the future let me live amongst only the people I trust"
Children of Men attempts to explain that linkage between what we expect for ourselves and what we expect for consanguinity. We DO live for our children and grandchildren and the "hope" of a better future for all. In the absence of that hope chaos rises to fill the void.
These are the movies that I crave from Hollywood. If we are to prevent a future in which tweedle dee and tweedle dum are the rulers them let us view movies that generate questions about how we as people react to the present and what we expect from our future.
Looking forward to buying this and Babel on HD DVD when they come.