Wednesday, November 9, 2011

In Time The Rockies May Crumble

They say that "time is money," and in the movie IN TIME, that statement is taken literally. The movie is set in a world where the denomination of life is time, everything is measured by minutes, hours, days, decades, centuries. So a hotel room will cost you two months, a bus ride 2 hours, a sports car 59 years. It's an interesting concept, and director Andrew Nicol fully realizes the theme. Plus, this movie tackles the disparity between the haves and the have-nots, where there are zones for rich people and the ghetto. The topic, of course, is quite topical, with all the occupations going on all over the world. Will Salas, a kid from the ghettos is given a century of time, and circumstances take him to gamble what he's got. This is an interesting movie, but it just did not interest me after the first hour. Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried more than adequately give what they are asked of, and it's not them, it's me. I would have preferred for it to go the psychological route, but I am of the minority, of course, because people want action, and there are car chases, gun shots, and explosions, which appeal to everyone else. In this case, I am the 1%, but I ain't complaining. 

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