IN TIME

IN TIME – SHOULD HAVE TAKEN MORE TIME

CATCH A MATINEE AND GO TO DINNER AFTERWARD

Ever felt like you were running out of time? Like your life is dictated by a clock? Well this Justine Timberlake feature sums up how you feel.

Will Salas played by Justine Timberlake lives in a world where  time dictates everything from what you can buy to how long you live. Those in the ghetto must hustle to live another day, while the rich live a lavish life for eternity.  Will has the good fortune of protecting a man who has a substantial amount of time with no aspirations to keep it.  Eventually, the man passes his allotted time on to Will which gives him a renewed sense of hope of getting out the ghetto. With his new fortunes (time), Will can now move his mom into a better neighborhood  until she unexpectedly dies when her clock suddenly expires. Naturally, Will’s anger drives him to seek revenge by destroying the very system which killed his mom.

This film is a classic case of a great concept, with poor execution. The acting is sub-par, while many aspects of the movie just don’t add up. For instance, the film is set in the future but people use phone booths to call each other.  What is that about?  Do cell phone minutes somehow subtract time off of your life?   How about the cars sound as if they are from the future, but resemble classic cars from the 60’s and 70’s. Unfortunately, it’s almost as if they rushed through producing the film because this film could have been so much better. With a little more thought, this movie could have really been special.

One good aspect of the film is that it really opens your eyes to the reality of how we live our lives. The poor truly live day to day to make ends meet, while the rich seemly live with few worries.  If you have time to kill, hit the matinee.  Otherwise, don’t waste your time.

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