Saturday, June 2, 2012

Movie Review: In Time

In Time

Released:  2011

Rated:  PG-13

Genre:  Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action

Length:  109mins = 1hr 49mins

Recommendation:  Oh yes, Surprisingly new and wonderful take on time, with a splash of old time guns and robbery.

Synopsis:
Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency.  You stop aging at 25, but there's a catch: you're genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it.  The rich "earn" decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day.  When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage.  Living minute to minute, the duo's love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system.

My Thoughts and Summary:
In a world where people only age to twenty-five, then have one year left to live, people have to find a way to get more time.  To survive longer you work for time, buy and sell time, everyone's' days are numbered.  Will Salas lives in the district that is poor, and people kill for more days, minutes, seconds just to breathe.  Will helps a man that is obviously from the rich district, the people that live like immortals, as he shows off his century of time.  When safe and while he sleeps this man passes on a hundred years to Will.  Which puts Will on the radars as a this mans killer.  All Will wanted to do is live his life and keep his mother safe.  When he can't get to her in time, he makes a trip to the long lived district to take everything from them.  He meets a lovely young woman, and kidnaps her to get out in one piece, only to have her defiant youth to come out and help him save many others.  For one to live, many must die, and they don't agree to this thinking... they can all live.

This reminded me of a Bonnie and Clyde feeling with Sylvia and Will.  I really enjoyed the new twist with time being currency.  This to me was a brilliant new take for a movie.  As always, we have our classes and then the police to keep every one and time in the zones its all to be in.

I thought this movie was well done.  I don't know where I've been the last year as I never knew about this movie until skimming through Netflix one day.  And no I'm not a Justin Timberlake fan, I didn't even know he was in this when I got it.  But I will say he played this rule very well.  There was also another actress you might know, Olivia Wilde.  She played in the television series House for a short time and has done several movies. She is Will's mom.  It's strange seeing people of the same age calling each other mom and such at the beginning, but then you forget that as the story really gets moving.

Will has no intention of taking on the world and entire system, he just wants to help the ones he loves to live longer.  But with the way things are and who are there Will takes on the system to help all of the people around him.  Will is not fighting to get the time clocks taken out but to give everyone more than 26 years to live.  That is what makes this story.  And there is the time keeper, the police in a word, after Will now for Will is shifting time around and into zones it should not be, or that's what they believe according to their set up.

We all rather enjoyed this movie.  I was worried when I ordered it that it would be a dud, but it shone through for us.  The husband enjoyed the story, action and the science fiction take.  As well did the kid, who really got to thinking on the science fiction take of genetically created time clocks.  Me, I was taken with the movie as well.  Surprised it was so good and had elements we all enjoy enough to have us all extremely pleased with the movie in the end.

I would say go ahead and rent this one.  You just might like it like us.

18 comments:

  1. I've had this on my list for awhile. Going to have to check it out now.

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    1. Robyn, I was rather surprised with this one. I was hoping for a decent watch and got better than I was looking. :) Hope you enjoy it as well.

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  2. Still, then what? I wanted to know what happened after the end? oh movies

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    1. Blodeuedd, Hmmm, they just keep going? :D LOL Yes, I don't know what will happen in the long distance end.

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  3. I liked this movie .. for some reason I imagine something like this could happen in the future ahaha .. At least the part where the more money you have, the longer you live...

    Check out my review here if you want :) http://www.whats--hot.com/2012/02/whats-hot-dvd_28.html

    -Laura
    http://whats--hot.com

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    1. Hi Laura Hartley! Nice to meet you and glad you stopped by. :D Yes, I can see something along those lines with money as well. ;) Thank you! I'll have to stop by.

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  4. I was very curious about this one, but when it was out I finally didn't have the time to see it. Well now I'm even more curious as I know you enjoyed it. thank!

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    1. Melliane, I was very happy with this one, and to get all three of us to enjoy a movie this much is a great thing. ;D It's not hard to do, but when it works so well, it's nice. :) Hope you enjoy it if you see it.

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  5. I never went for this one because like you I thought that this movie night be a dud... but I might just buy the dvd when it gets cheap in the supermarket :)

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    1. Cherry, I was glad I found it on Netflix and didn't have to "pay" for it to see it. I was pleasantly surprised. Do hope you enjoy it if you get to see it. :) Thank you!

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  6. I really enjoyed it to. The concept is pretty awesome. My hubby didn't like is at much, but I did. I thought the whole mom and dad looking the same age as you might pretty crazy.

    Beth ^_^
    http://sweetbooksnstuff.blogspot.com/

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    1. Beth D. So glad to hear you enjoyed this movie as well. I was really taken with the idea, as was the kid. I think my husband enjoyed it more for the action. lol. It was strange to see people the same age calling each other mom and dad though. :D Thank you!

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  7. I really enjoyed this movie as well. Very fast-paced, thought-provoking, and intelligent.

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    1. StephanieD, you are right on with your comment. :D Thank you!

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  8. I actually ended up enjoying this movie a lot. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  9. Oh I'm going to have to see this one. Kind of reminded me of the plot of that old sci-fi show I used to watch and darned if I can't remember the title! Anyway... simular plot about the age thing but different in execution. Thanks for the review!

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    1. Melissa (Books&Things) So glad you like the sounds of this and I'm curious what that show would have been you had seen. If you ever remember what it is, let me know. I might have to get it. :D Thank you!

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