This movie has a great premise, but sci fi generally works best when you introduce the need-of-suspension-of-disbelief premise quickly and then move on. In this, the characters constantly wink at the camera and hurl constant puns to remind us we're watching a movie where time is literally money.
BUT - I like that premise and I like Timberlake and Seyfried so much that it's OK, sorta, even if it's frustrating to watch knowing that there's a really good movie with this premise that'll never be made.
It's Sept. 1, dudes! That means Halloween season in effect!!
This movie is endlessly scary. You want proof? There's a scene where Michael is standing on a suburban street, half obscured by shrubs in broad daylight and it's about the scariest fucking thing you'll ever see in your life. If your monster can be scary just loitering around the neighborhood during the day, then you're a damn good director.
It has always bothered me that Loomis shows up at the…