In Time [2011] Movie Review Recommendation

In Time [2011]

Can one great idea (presumably not stolen) be the basis of a great movie, is the question, and the answer is yes, but that idea cannot be the only thing in the movie! In Time has that idea, but the rest of the movie is full of plot holes, and “suspend belief” moments. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, S1m0ne, The Terminal) and filled with relatively big names, this movie is counting on trailer and hype to get the cash. So, at this point you have two options: 1. You can suspend belief, look past the plot holes and look at this as not a bad way to spend an hour and a half  2. You can just skip this movie if you don’t like commercial science fiction movies. Everything else is relatively good, it’s something you would expect from a big budget movie. Just one more complaint: there is no grand scheme, villain or organization and I think that this is what ultimately proved to be fatal. Also, I could not believe that Amanda Seyfried is not Dakota Fanning, two of them are practically identical to me…

So in the future, instead of money, you have time as the main currency. You can trade, gamble and do pretty much everything with it. Your current time balance is conveniently written on your left hand, and the rest of the transactions you can do with your right hand (if you know what I mean). Since the world is divided into different timezones, depending on how much time do you have, we start this story in one of the poorest timezones, where people live not day to day, but hour to hour. Will Salas is an average Joe, working literally to survive in this quite dangerous timezone. One day, a mysterious stranger will give him a lot of time just before he times himself. Left with a bunch of time and a dead body, for Will there is no other option than to run…

Director: Andrew Niccol

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Shyloh Oostwald, Olivia Wilde

Fun Facts: In real life, Justin Timberlake is older than Olivia Wilde, who plays his mother.


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