However Alfonso Cuarón has achieved a completely remarkable experience.
Arguably the film could have been longer given how strong most of it is.
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
Occasionally baffled but far from stupid - Theo is essentially a reckless, underplayed action hero that doesn't jump at every opportunity to arm himself with a gun.
This works well with the international ensemble of incredible talent: Michael Caine's charming pot dealing hippie, feisty Julianne Moore, key role Claire-Hope Ashitey, the wonderful Pam Ferris, the increasingly busy, excellent Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Huston and writer/director/producer Peter Cullen (gloriously sadistic Syd) to name a few... The episodic nature of the story makes Children of Men difficult to place into one genre alone.
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Now, they are on a quest to try and test the function of the adrenal gland as well as identifying a whole slew of hormones that may be just as guilty in causing infertility.
Ironic then perhaps that it must be said - Children of Men is a cinematic milestone.The only really hard pill to swallow is the comedy juxtaposed with some stark imagery that looks all too familiar to anyone who has ever seen the News from the past few decades.Nice to see a Pink Floyd reference though (pigs might fly!Great special effects and an effective soundtrack accompany this heartfelt, moving and thought-provoking film. For women who have mastered the ovulation cycle, evening rendezvous and afternoon quickie, it can be frustrating when after months of trying, you still can’t get pregnant.Thanks to science and advanced imaging capabilities, a simple and non-invasive test will soon become part of a regular gynecological exam and uncover this condition before it gets the chance to hinder fertility in the future.