Storyline: In a future where time is literally money and aging stops at 25, the only way to stay alive is to earn, steal, or inherit more time. Will Salas lives minute-to-minute, until a windfall of time gives him access to the world of the wealthy, where he teams up with a beautiful young heiress to destroy the corrupt system.
Genres: Science Fiction/Fantasy / Action/Adventure
Release Date: Oct 28, 2011
My Review: The concept here is time is money, literally. In this movie, people stop aging once they reach 25, after that, they have one year left to live. With that one year ticking per second, they are able to increase their year or decrease it when used as currency by working, spending, paying bills, etc. etc. The watch on their arms is basically their life span that continues to decrease as with time.
It’s not a new concept and it has been explored before, but it is a great idea nonetheless. However, the direction this movie took was the road of self-destruction. I picked up on more ideas than ‘time is money’ similar to what I would find in a dystopian novel but I couldn’t take this movie seriously, especially with Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried’s PG 13 performances.
How is it that the so-called ghettos only suffer from time-robbers? They all seem to be pretty healthy and satisfied considering their only worry is needing more time. The ghettos doesn’t seem to be as dramatic as you would imagine. And then the sudden transition into a Robin Hood theme of Bonnie & Clyde stealing from the rich and giving to the poor looks to be as easy as baking a cake. I understand this movie is a Sci-Fi flick but come on, let’s not over-exaggerate the scenes.
If the direction was taken more seriously, it may have had a pretty good outcome, but with the bland acting and un-rattling scenes it was a waste of my time, 4/10