Sunday, January 07, 2007

Two Days In a Row!?!

Hey all.

I know, I know, I should be finishing up my ummm, pre Valentine's Day Cards (sorry. Yes, they really are rather late now), icing my wrist, or knitting on mom's socks (yup, missed that deadline as well). Instead I wanted to tell you about a movie I saw today, Children of Men (just FYI the site has audio playing. in case you're not supposed to be surfing right now).

I've never read anything by P. D. James, but I'm going to have to look this one up...Children of Men, the movie, was based on the book by the same title.

So the premise is that in 20 years humans are infertile. What are all the implications to that one? Well, I'd recommend seeing the movie. I purposefully didn't link to a preview as I really think that they give too much away in any and all of those. It was very thought provoking, and I thought Michael Caine's performance marvelous. It's not at all a Rain Without Thunder or The Handmaid's Tail variant, which I could easily see it sliding into.

If the theme of a world with no future is too heavy for you, I also recommend Happy Feet. Except I'd wait for video as the chances of small children screaming all around you would be far less. Especially when the kids got a bit bored as it seemed a bit too long for them. Some of the topics were definitely adult-oriented. No, not in that way, get your mind out of the gutter, I'm talking about over-fishing and pollution here. I love Robbin Williams' character. It's what Antonio Banderas would be like if he were funny.

Okay, back to what I should be doing.


Sarah said...

I want to see Children of Men because I really liked the book, but was worried that, like a lot of movies adapted from books (especially sci fi) it would suck. Thanks for the recommendation, I feel better about spending money to go see it now.

Bezzie said...

I just wish I could see an adult movie. Wait, wait, not an *adult* movie--just a movie that normal adults see. Something where the theater wasn't teeming with screaming kids hopped up on goobers.

Beth said...

My husband really wants to see Children of Men. I usually don't like heavy movies, but I am intrigued by it. Maybe I'll read the book first.

Anonymous said...

I have been wondering about Children of Men. I really enjoyed The Handmaid's Tale (the book, never saw the movie) and I was wondering what the similarities would be. Thanks for the recommendation!

I have gotten way behind on my blog reading. I am so sorry to hear about your wrist. What a bummer, having that to look forward to every time time turns cold.