Friday, February 24, 2012

In Time (2011)

Director: Andrew Niccol. Cast: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde. 109 min. Sci-fi/Thriller.

The great sci-fi filmmaker Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, S1m0ne) tells a Logan's Run-like tale of a world where people only age up to 25 years, and instead of money, trade and work for extra time to lengthen their lives. The story possibilities here are endless, and Niccol takes great advantage of the "ticking time-bomb" device in numerous sequences to make this a worthy thriller; on the side using his Robin Hood character to create ingenious allegories of greed and power in a future world (some would call this a Commie film). Amazingly, when it comes to acting, Justin Timberlake always delivers.

Mo says:


  1. I felt it started as a movie with a lot of potential, but quickly spiraled downwards in the second half.

  2. That's exactly why I didn't give it a Mojo. Reminds me of the 90s Sandra Bullock movie "The Net", which had the incredible story potential of the new concept called the Internet, but only minimally fulfilled that potential because that's only how far the screenwriter's imagination reached.