The whole movie is about the tenacity of hope, and the way that a small flicker of it can reignite even the most seemingly spent soul. There's a scene at the end of the film that shows this in the most purely visual terms (which I won't ruin for you) that contained such grace, meaning and beauty that I was on the verge of tears. Children of Men posits a future that is as fucked up as possible and then says that there's still a chance, there's always a chance, that things could get better. And even more than that it says that any of us can take that hope and run with it and the possibility is there, presenting itself to us, if we only take the opportunity. That's a great message for a world that is feeling more than a little battered, looking at problems that the experts tell us have solutions only decades in the future. If they can even be solved at all. Children of Men tells us that they can be solved, after all. Life and humanity will always find a way.
It's not just another "end of the world" story! 10 stars dedicated for this great opening of wtm.