Monday, January 09, 2012

In Time Starring Amanda Seyfriend and Justin Timberlake - MOVIE REVIEW

In a future where time is literally money, and aging stops at 25, the only way to stay alive is to earn, steal, or inherit more time. When Will Salas is falsely accused of murder, he must figure out a way to bring down a system where time is money – literally – enabling the wealthy to live forever while the poor, like Will, have to beg, borrow, and steal enough minutes to make it through another day.


Directed & Written By
Andrew Niccol

The 411:

When I put the movie in my husband asked, "what is this?" I told him the title but didn't mention Justin Timeberlake. Mostly because I didn't want him to have any opinion before we started. He had no idea who the star was and really enjoyed the movie. At the end he said, "that was actually really good."

It is an interesting concept that actually reminded me a little of Logan's Run. I know many won't know what I am talking about after all it was from 1976, but I really love that movie growing up.

In Logan's Run once you reach 30 you die. This is accepted as your fate and everyone goes except for the runners who don't want to die. For In Time, once you reach 25 you stop aging and suddenly get a digital counter on your arm that basically counts down your life in a way to keep the population controlled.

The only people who live long are the rich. Instead of currency you are paid in time and pay out in time. Your counter is replenished with time when you work, or if someone transfers time to you, otherwise it counts down.

Justin as Will receives time (a lot of time) from someone he helps. When he is falsely accused of murder, he must figure out a way to bring down the system where the wealthy live forever and the poor scramble for every moment. Stealing time from those who fall asleep. It's easy, you simply put your counter against theirs and go!

I had high hopes for this movie and I must admit, I LOVED it. It is a great Sci-fi fix. While I think it could have been better and I am not sure that Justin is a great actor. I truly did enjoy it.  Will has time, Will has no time, Will takes time, Will gives time. Sounds boring but honestly it is pretty creative. Different! The only negative thing my husband said was, "Justin needs to use his big boy voice."

Personally it was thought provoking. How would you spend your time? How would you live your life if you know exactly how long you had to live it?


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1 comment:

  1. I also watched thsi movie recently and I loved it!


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