I'm trying to create a full list of the subgenres. Cyberpunk can best be defined as high tech meets low…
Time Is Power
In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man who comes into a fortune of time, though too late to help his mother from dying. He ends up on the run from a corrupt police force known as 'time keepers'.
Right chaps, one hour to write a film. Go.
An hour? What could we do it about? An hour.
Yep, one hour. One h…Oh, 59 minutes, 20 seconds. 19. 18…
Oooh, it's about time!
Brilliant! Quick, time sayings: not enough hours in the day.
Don't waste my time!
Wait, is that about what we're doing now…?
For a few to be immortal, many must die!
No one has to die before their time!
Oooh, just smoosh those together!
We need a star who's name works in…in…in…Justin! Just. In. Time. Get it?
No. Wait. Yes!
Man, this stuff writes itself...
There is a kernel of a great idea here, a genuinely novel distopian world from a writer-director with a good track record of making thought provoking sci-fi with a mass appeal. So the question is, where did it all go wrong?
Budget is clearly a problem as evident by the uninspired sets and some truly terrible CGI. Secondly, whilst the idea of time as currency has potential it is never really explored in any interesting or meaningful way. Instead we get a pretty standard chase movie (with hints of Robin Hood and Bonnie and Clyde) and the usual rich-poor dystopia divide which has been tackled in a thousand other, often better, science-fiction films.
The nature of the story dictates that…
'We're running out of time.'
'Don't waste my time.'
I'm gonna clean your clock.'
'That's quality time'
Something shticky is going on here and it isn't done very well. They don't use the incredibly 'witty' quotes mentioned above once in this film, no, no, they use them every chance they get.
The acting is bad, the story predictable and it is something worse than mediocre, it's dull...which is unforgivable for a sci-fi action flick.
I'm pretty sure it was just my imagination, but every time there was some type of pun involving time in this film, I swear I could hear director Andrew Niccol creaming his shorts. Don't ask what that sounds like, but I swear I heard it, and heard it often.
On a side note, since I found this movie rather boring, I spent some time doing math, and converted times as a currency into real Canadian currency. Math is definitely not my strong suit, so bare with me.
In the film, Justin Timberlake uses a pay phone and it costs one minute. The last time I used a pay phone it costs thirty five cents,…
Don't waste my time.
What's great about this film is that it creates a working universe based on using time as a currency. Everything seems to be thought out as to how everyday life works and the perils of being poor. I think the metaphors for this work on many levels.
The bad part is that I don't think anything else besides the "everyday life" aspect was very well thought out. It begins by flat out telling you that the film will not offer any explanation as to how life turned out this way. I was fine with this at first until I realized that it's almost the films mantra not to explain anything.
Can you just grab…
Director: Andrew Niccol
Screenwriter: Andrew Niccol
Cast: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Vincent Kartheiser, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Olivia Wilde & Johnny Galecki
Runtime: 109 min // Certificate: 12
Can a film exist on shit puns and shit puns alone? No, of course not, but In Time gives it a bloody good go anyway...
Set in a dystopian future in which time is quite literally currency, In Time follows Will Salas (Timberlake; The Social Network), a “poor” man from a small industrial town called Dayton, where most people live day-to-day and can “run out of time” at any moment. Like everyone else on Earth, Will stopped aging when he turned 25, at which point his “body clock” started ticking down…
I feel like someone decided they were going to write a scifi bank robbery movie with as many puns as possible and they were extremely successful with In Time. In fact, I am only saddened to report they missed the best possible pun when they didn't put in the credits his name as Just In Timeberlake.
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.
A fairly interesting premise is handled half-heartedly and turns into an endless chase movie.
If this film were even a bit less self engrossed in its own metaphor it would exceed brilliantly. Instead, it constantly needs the viewer to know that the narrative idea is really, really 'insightful.'
Película futurista, el tiempo es el sueldo del futuro y una eterna juvenud.
Luchan por obtener más tiempo de vida
i think it´s a kind of "guilty pleasure" for me. i like the ideas of this film + i like the actors.
justin timberlake does a good work ( i also love him in social network)
Ridiculously underrated BONNIE & CLYDE sci-fi from Andrew Niccol (I really didn't like it at the cinema), with a concept every bit as ingenious as GATTACA - global currency has changed from money to time, which is earned, traded and stolen just like cash, and from the moment people reach twenty-five, the body clock is turned off and a digital clock implanted in their arm is switched on, counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds they have left. The rich live for decades, the poor live a day at a time, and every day like it's literally their last.
The legend that is Roger Deakins shoots the principals like old Hollywood stars and lights with gloss and glamour once the…
Sci-Fi όπου στο μέλλον ο χρόνος είναι χρήμα (στην κουζίνα Lagostina www.youtube.com/watch?v=712fEGfD0jI) και μιας και κάθε άνθρωπος είναι προγραμματισμένος να πεθάνει στα 25 του, προσπαθεί να επιμηκύνει τη ζωή του πουλώντας και αγοράζοντας λεπτά και ώρες, τα οποία συν τοις άλλοις είναι το νόμισμα με το οποίο γίνονται όλες οι συναλλαγές. Η ταινία που θα έπρεπε να έχει δει η διαπραγματευτική ελληνική ομάδα πριν κατέβει στα διαδοχικά Eurogroup,καθώς θα αποτελούσε ισχυρό διαπραγματευτικό χαρτί που θα τσάκιζε οριστικά το ηθικό των Ευρωπαίων εταίρων και θα σήμαινε την απαρχή της οριστικής μας νίκης.Αλλά αντί για αυτό καταστρώναμε σχέδια να μπουκάρουμε στο Νομισματοκοπείο, κάτι που δεν αποκλείεται να αποτελέσει το θέμα του sequel.
Unsubtle, in the way that Kirby is unsubtle. Spectacular production design, striking a balance between futuristic grandeur and noir grit. Some of the dialogue is a bit clunky, but it's forgivable.
Surprisingly, I quite liked this movie. In Time has an interesting premise and I find Justin Timberlake to be a capable and talented actor.
This movie in makes me forget how bad at acting Amanda Seyfried is.
On Facebook last night, I discovered a picture that was relentlessly amusing. It read 'replace one word in a movie…
A running list of dystopian films. Specifically near and far-future dystopias (as opposed to non-fiction present day or historical-dystopias).