Wednesday, November 2, 2011

In Time

In Time
Directed By: Andrew Niccol
Written By: Andrew Niccol

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.

I am not gonna lie, I am a Sci-Fi sucker. And there was no better way to treat myself on my birthday than this solid Sci-Fi Flick. In Time has a great premise which takes the old saying “time is money” and makes it a reality. It is set in a future world that is not so different than ours. The economy is in the dump, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Yup, sounds familiar.
As great as the premise was, the pacing of the film was a little off. It jumped from fast paced to slow paced too often to gain enough momentum to make it a more exciting film. I would have loved to have seen a couple more fast paced scenes because when the film was rolling it got my heart pumping, especially the last half hour of the film. I liked the way they dealt with the transferring of time. You would hold on to the other person’s arm and can control it with your mind. With that being said, it does seem a little easy to get your time stolen.

In Time was also an enjoyable movie because with a premise of nobody ages past the age of 25, there are a lot of beautiful people in this film, including Olivia Wilde (who was pushing 50) and Amanda Seyfried. Olivia Wilde plays Justin Timberlake’s mother and Amanda Seyfried is the love interest. Both giving solid performances, even Wilde who had very limited screen time. 

Justin Timberlake may be becoming a star. I mean I guess he already is a star, but he could be an A-list actor sometime in the near future. Besides a scene where he cried, which he just was not very good at, he was spot on in this role. He has now proved that he can carry a film in its leading role after being a supporting actor in previous films. He must be doing something right because rumors have it that the Coen brothers are trying to attach him to their next project (

I have to mention quickly that I loved seeing Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) in this film. I think he is great and he had some great cameos in Entourage as well. Anyway, In Time is a entertaining and a solid Sci-Fi movie that is worth going to see. 

Rating: 7/10
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