I've been looking forward to Children of Men since news of its story and cast first broke, and have been subjecting you to periodicupdates as it's gotten closer and closer to release. It should come as no surprise, then, that I was incredibly excited this morning to read that the movie's trailer had finally been released. With bated breath, I hustled myself over to Apple, clicked, and waited eagerly for the QuickTime goodness. And, now that the trailer's over ... I'm still waiting.

What the hell was that? Starting with an opening shot of a train-riding Clive Owen that calls the disastrous Derailed unfortunately to mind, and featuring lines like "Since women stopped being able to have babies, what's left to hope for?", the whole thing is just an epic disappointment. If the trailer is an accurate representation of the movie, it's not the frightening look at an apocalyptic future for which we'd hoped. Instead, it's just a freaking escape story: Getting someone (in this case, The World's Only Pregnant Girl) from Place A to Place B, through hazards C, D, and E. And, worst of all, it just looks really boring. This is all Alfonso Cuarón has to offer? This is what we've been waiting for? And where the hell is Charlie Hunnam?

While I cry, go watch the trailer for yourself -- other people around the web love the thing, so maybe you will too. (If you do, please come back and tell me what I'm missing. I need help climbing out of this depression.)

[via FilmRot]
categories Movies, Cinematical