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Well, probably not the movie one would immediately associate with Christmas, but the more I think of it the more perfectly this movie fits. If you see Christmas as the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, then this movie captures the feeling better than any Christian propaganda movie.
More than any movie Children of Men, helmed by Alfonso Cuarón, deals with the importance of children, the wonder of birth, the beauty of life even within the worst possible circumstances.
Especially a scene with an entire army standing in awe at the newborn child sends chills down one’s spine.
When I first watched Children of Men I was a little bit letdown by the ending (don’t worry I won’t spoil it), but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that the story had been told enough, I was just too quick to realize the depth of the plot at first glance.
Camera work should be especially noted, but also Clive Owen is great in his role, the sets and effects are breathtaking, creating a bleak realistic future, a dark and desolate time where humanity has lost its purpose and amidst all this comes a spark of hope that shows us the beauty we tend to forget – if that is not the message people try to bring across around Christmas I don’t know what is.
Merry Christmas everyone!