Tuesday, 13 December 2011

In Time (2011)

In Time,2011,USA
Director:Andrew Niccol
Stars:Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy

"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."

"Will Salas: For a few immortals to live, many people must die.
Raymond Leon: Wrong!"

In Time boasts an impressive cast and extremly unique and original concept which sepertes it from the average mindless Summer blockbuster.Director Andrew Niccol who's debut film "Gattaca" is recognized as a Sci Fi Classic,takes on the Directing and writing duties for In Time,He brings his signature high concept Science fiction and highly polished style to the film,While In Time is a flawed film with large plot holes it is enjoyable film and better than i expected.

In Time uses its unique plot to create a world where people live a life of uncertainty,Where after a person turns 25 they only have a year to live unless they acquire more time.It is a very intricate and complicated plot but In Time does well to adapt to it and create a believable world for the characters to work in,although it's not compelling it is enjoyable.

The film stars Justin Timberlake in its lead role,Timberlake has made a nice transition from music to film with such roles in "The Social Network","Bad Teacher" and "Friends With Benefits",With In Time Timberlake continues this run with a good performance here,although i think i had more experience could have handled it better.
Amanda Seyfried stars alongside him and also does a good job.The brilliant Cillian Murphy also does the best with what he has.In Time does under utilize some of its cast members especially Olivia Wilde and Johnny Galecki.

In Time is a decent blockbuster with more intelligence and stylized action than a "Transformers" film for instance.In Time's original and unique concept is just enough for me to recommend it,but its far from perfect science fiction.

Tom: 2.5/4

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