High concept, interesting ideas, get hit with the stupid stick, in this unexciting and shoddy looking Future Noir.
None of the actors look like they want to be here and for the most part are not.
The idea of spending your lifetime instead of money is interesting, but then tearing that system down by flooding it with currency, is stupid to the point of being insulting.
In Time for what?
A few years back J J Abrams(AKA Spielbergs Mini Me) and the writing team, Orci and Kurtzman managed to reinvigorate Star Trek. They took an old fashioned and increasingly unpopular franchise property, injected fun, youth and urgency, chucked it all into a blender and out came one of the best films of 2009. Sequel talk began immediately, and like any film franchise with a rabid and slightly hateful fanbase, the scuttlebutt was torrential.
Warp forward to 2013 and J J's…
I was disappointed with Skyfall upon it's release but given it's almost universal critical acclaim and the love for it from the Letterboxd gang a rewatch was demanded. So did I enjoy it more the second time round? Did the things that bothered me the first time, turn out to be me moaning for the sake of it? Can I learn to live with the disgustingly obvious product placement contained within the first 10 minutes?
No, no and thrice no.…
(It's been a while since I posted a review on Letterboxd. Truth is, I haven't been in the mood. My critical faculties have been unengaged for about a week. That's not to say I have been doing a Michael Bay marathon. I just haven't wanted to post here. Since the site went public actually. Coincidence.)
Time Crimes is a little Spanish movie that, initially feels like it belongs on TV and not a cinema screen. The set up, involving a…