If you are an infertile this movie hits close to home. Children of Men takes place 20 years in the future - there are no babies and civilization is grinding to a hault. The playgrounds are empty and the elementary schools are abandoned buildings.
The movie (and the book) suggests that without children, there is no hope and no future - no purpose. Quite a powerful message particularly for someone dealing with infertility.
The film has left me feeling unsettled with questions that I can't really answer.
Do we all need to procreate to perpetuate civilization?
Have I been chosen not to perpetuate my gene pool as part of some larger master plan?
Do children represent the hope of a better future?
What kind of society will our children inherit, and is that something they deserve to be thrust into?