The other night I caught the Andrew NIccol science film In Time. Now Niccol has some solid credentials with his films Gattaca and Lord of War. So this film stars Justin Timberlake (J T-lake) and Amanda Seyfried, in a world where time is currency and everyone stops aging at 25. Now this is the best part of the film. The concept is brilliant it is truly works, and is fascinating in the opening bit of the film. So the plot kicks into gear when the poor J T-lake unexpectedly inherits centuries of time. The plot here is still interesting, until T-lake’s decisions on what to do with the money seem highly questionable at best (gamble it all?). The plot then takes a turn for the been-done-a-thousand times. The movie ends up being a bonnie and clyde or true romance or robin hood steal form the rich and give to the poor. This was such a disappointing direction for them to go in with such an interesting concept. That being said, the execution was still entertaining. The movie managed to be good enough to watch throughout. I was happy it never fully devolved into a full blown action movie, and was pleased enough with the results. Overall, In Time is a great concept for a movie, let down though by a thoroughly unoriginal plot.
Flickchart Ranking: 613 out of 1033
Recommended for: Niccol, Seyfried, T-Lake fans/some sci-fi fans