Children of Men

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -3

Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Clare-Hope Ashitey and Michael Caine. Sci-fi action drama. Directed by Alfonso Cuarn.

FILM SYNOPSIS: Children of Men envisages a world one generation from now that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the population. The worlds youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set against a backdrop of London torn apart by violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows disillusioned bureaucrat Theo (Clive Owen) as he becomes an unlikely champion of Earths survival. When the planets last remaining hopea lone pregnant woman named Kee (newcomer Clare-Hope Ashitey)is threatened, this reluctant activist is forced to face his own demons and protect her from certain peril.

PREVIEW REVIEW: A tale that suggests nationalism will soon bring down civilization, Children of Men serves up a bleak picture of the future, one where refugees (illegal aliens) are rounded up for extermination, the basic amenities have become luxuries, the world is filthy, terrorism rules, the language has stayed as crude as the year 2006, and mankind is nearing the end. To top that off, nearly every lead dies, brutally. Oh, its a lot of laughs.

The film neglects to address the real reason for mankinds downfall its rejection of God.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright

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Crude Language: Everyone is cynical, their language peppered with objectionable language.

Obscene Language: nearly 50 uses of the f-word; 10 or more other harsh words.

Profanity: 9 uses of Christs name to express frustration, fear and basically every other negative feeling.

Violence: Oh, Lord, from beginning to end we see execution-style killings, burnt bodies, explosions, and beatings. Blood: Several folks get to bleed to death before our eyes.

Sex: It is suggested that the pregnant girl doesnt know who the father was. Theres not a lot of sanctity revolving around the sex act in this film.

Nudity: Brief as the pregnant girl disrobes to show that she is pregnant.

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: To deal with the bleakness of his existence, the lead drinks throughout. The Michael Caine character sells and uses pot.

Other: None

Running Time: 114 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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