Thursday, October 27, 2011

In Time Movie Review

In Time

Director: Andrew Niccol
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Stars: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy

In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.


When I first read about the synopsis, I was thrilled about the idea, and wanted to watch to see how it goes. It does make sense as you see a lot of people wasting their lives away, spending their time on video games, YouTube and other random stuff. Time is a currency, and when time is the only currency, people might appreciate it more.

The movie was a little brave to take such a premise and run with it. And Justin Timberlake did not do much in helping make the role more convincing either. The dialog, and pretty much everything in the movie seemed a little unreal, and not in a good way.

The acting and plot at times become so bad, that I actually laughed hard. For people with minutes to live, they sure kiss a lot! Overall, I thought the idea was rather good, and the movie could be so much better, however the cast and the way this story is told on the big screen killed it.

I'm sure the book was much better. (I'm not even going to rate it -- Don't watch)

-- Robin Low

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