Thursday, February 9, 2012

IN TIME A Review

"Time keeps on slipping, slipping into the future..."  No this has nothing to do with the old Eagles song, Fly Like an Eagle, but I was reminded of this song because of a movie that my wife and I saw earlier this week. The movie "IN TIME"  which came out last year is a film that will have you asking questions and wondering about the value of your life.

For some of us, this film will strike a familiar chord, because it reminds us of a film that came out back in the 1960's, that film was "Logan's Run" a film where when you were 25 you went into the arena and died.  There was no old age in the world of "Logan's Run" and the society was convinced this was how it was supposed to be.

In "In Time" people are genetically engineered to live until they are 25 then they have just one more year, unless you have the means to buy more time.  But it is even a darker world, because time is currency, you want a cup of coffee, that will cost you three hours of time.  The more valuable the item, the more it costs, and the prices can change any time, pardon the pun, so that cup of coffee that was three hours this morning may be ten hours by noon.

Justin Timberlake, Wil Salas finds himself accused of a murder he did not commit after having been given a download of another mans' time, more time than most could dream of in this world.  Salas decides to use this time to go after the very wealthy who can live forever because they of course have time in their vaults.  Salas ends up with a hostage, whom becomes his partner because she sees' the world as it is, not as she has thought.

The film has many twists and turns and you find yourself wondering how Wil Salas and Sylvia Weis,(Amanda Seyfrield)  will get out of the near impossible trap that they seem to have fallen into.

This is a film well worth seeing and better still owning.  Like "Logan's Run" "In Time" speaks to this generation about life, about using the time we have and what truly is important to us.  Next time you are sitting at STARBUCKS sipping coffee, or driving to visit a friend the next town over, just remember that it may cost you some dollars to do this, but it isn't costing you minutes, days or hours subtracted from your life.

Justin Timberlake as Wil Salas
Sylvia Weis (Amanda Seyfried)
Every transaction is deducted from the clock in your arm, each deduction takes that much more of your life from you.

1 comment:

  1. Great review for a great movie. The only thing you did not say is that you can also gain time in a myriad of ways. However, I won't reveal that here...go see the movie! It's worth it. (excuse the pun)
    ~Naila Moon