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You can do a lot in one day.....,
This review is from: In Time - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) (Blu-ray)
Time has become the ultimate currency.
You stop ageing at 25, but there's a catch: you're genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it.
The rich "earn" decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day.
When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage.
Living minute to minute, the duo's love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system....
With Andrew Niccol at the helm, I was expecting something along the lines of Gattaca and Logans run.
Now while the film is by no means bad, it can get a little bit boring with all the love subplot.
Timberlake is surprisingly good in his first proper starring role, and he carries the film well. But as always, there is someone who always steals the limelight, Cillain Murphy is the culprit here, the oldest looking 25 year old known to man, and as bad-ass as the clothes he wears.
But all the intellect Niccol had with his previous films (even s1m0ne) has all but vanished in order to keep the chase element going.
The idea of time as a currency is neat, but never fully explained how it came about, and seriously, it gets a bit weird having such a beautiful mother as Olivia Wilde.
It's all very dystopian, in a 'the grass is never greener' kind of way, and i suppose it does ask the question, would your mind really be fed up of living so long?
In this sort of film maybe, because you can only live for ever if your going to have money/time/whatever, but if you were going to spend forever with Amanda Seyfried, would it be that bad?
Not as good as it should have been, not as bad as expected, but just an average movie, which is a disappointment, given the rich narrative.
And for some reason, this film feels like it should have been released in 1998, it has a really late nineties feel to it.