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.
– Source: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1637688/
It was unusual not seeing any Fb posts or tweets about IN TIME when it has a roster of talented and gorgeous actors to boot. It has Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), Matt Bomer (White Collar), Alex Pettyfer (Beastly), and Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory)!
Even my fellow die-hard JT fans have been quiet about it. Well, ok, except for the occasional “Ang gwapo mo, Justin!!!”. It was a mystery to me why I didn’t see any rants or raves about this sci-fi film UNTIL Thursday night when I watched it myself.
Aha. It’s because there’s nothing genius about this movie. The premise is really intriguing BUT the director/writers/otherpeopleIcanblame did not manage to pull it off. If you’ve seen this, then you’d understand the title of my entry. IF you remember that the toll to New Greenwich is 2 months. That’s how much I’d be willing to pay for this film. IF I HAD AT LEAST A DECADE TICKING ON MY ARM!!!
Acting, hmm… Cillian Murphy always scores high in my book. Loved him here even if he’s the only one who doesn’t look 25 in this movie. Maybe because being a Timekeeper is very stressful! I think JT’s better here than in The Social Network. This is probably because of the bias that I would rather see him as a hot innocent fugitive than a techie douchebag. It’s too bad that there’s no sizzle in his onscreen partnership with Amanda Seyfried. In sexual chemistry, Mila Kunis wins.
The set is beautiful, I liked the retro-references to the 50’s and 60’s. The dialogue is mediocre with lines of potential genius ruined by being said twice. Seriously, guys, if you want a tagline to sound brilliant, do not make the characters repeat it.
Final note, the film is a gigantic middle, with no preamble of why time became the currency and no real ending- unless you want to count Justin and Amanda’s lukewarm take on Bonnie and Clyde.
Still, I’m glad I watched this in the cinema. Seeing JT in the big screen is always a welcome situation.
listening to: Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For a Hero