At Vulture, Abraham Riesman writes on the way our world has caught up to the dystopia of Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men, which recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its release. The most surprising part?
Oddly enough, Cuarón doesn’t seem interested in talking about the film’s critical reappraisal, nor in agreeing that it is more relevant now than it was in 2006. We met up 12 days after Trump’s victory, and I expected him to be in full end-is-nigh mode, but he was relentlessly pleasant.
I vividly remember seeing this film on its opening night in 2006, driving to the only theater in the area that was opening the film (on Christmas day, no less). Despite being with a group of friends, I was a teary mess for **DECADE-OLD SPOILER** nearly everything after the birth, overwhelmed by what I was seeing. I was unaware of all the political studio drama that occurred around the time of the film's release, but it always seemed baffling to me that Universal never found a way to sell the film to a broader audience. Regardless, I'm glad the film has only grown in stature in the last decade, that its greatness is now recognized by a broader audience.