Oct 28, 2011

BP Movie Review; In Time

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IMDB Plot Summery
In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.

Film Review by Christian Salinas
The trailers made it seem this film would  be a highly stylized science-fiction film featuring an interesting concept, beautiful people and a few action scenes, but mainly they made me think this movie was going to offer something we haven’t seen from Hollywood in what seems like years;… originality. 

Entertainment Value…
This film isn’t extremely entertaining, but its concept of a world where time is literally money is very, very interesting. So much so that it keeps the movie from ever really getting boring.

In Time is a tricky film to review. The technical side of it is less than perfect, certain elements are overly simplified. There are several scenes where the movie literally stops and verbally explain what happening, (which is really distracting) there doesn’t seem to be any real direction to it, and there’s no developed reasons for why characters are doing what they are doing. In spite of all of this however, I can’t say this is a bad film. It follows all the rules of classical science fiction, and as I previously mentioned, it’s a refreshingly original story. Originality just seems to be seriously lacking in Hollywood these days, so it was nice to see that a film like this was even made.

The Good
It’s a seemingly original story and concept in a cool, highly-stylized science fiction setting… but mainly; it’s refreshingly original.

The Not so Good
Not very well structured, and character motivations don’t seem fully developed.

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