In Time... I might write a review for this great movie. ;)
rated 4/5: fo shizzle
In a future where people are genetically engineered to be twenty five their whole lives... but where time is the currency, and the poor die quick yet the rich live forever, a brave man named Will Silas unwillingly challenges the system, and meets a girl, and this is their story. With a theme that's so easy to relate to, portrayed in a sci-fi way that lets you both immerse yourself and step away, to see things objectively and enjoy the journey both.
And it's such a good god damn movie! So wholesome. So poetic. So true.
I love the old cars. I love how they turned regular streets into something futuristic by paradoxically bringing back elements of old - with a twist.
I love the sunlight. I love the architecture. I love the contrasts between the rich and poor, and the steamy water, and the chemistry between the main character duo, and their relation to the unwilling but tough and uncompromisingly fair villain - time keeper Raymond Leon.
Though he's not the real villain. The real one's the greed. The banks. The both immaterial and materializing. A sentiment in recognizable; solid form.
Most of all I love the essence, of time, and how relevant it is to us all.
We may not be living with time as our literal currency, and we may not be able to live forever - now or ever, but the dream is definitely there.
If we had the technology to create a world like this one I have no doubt we would, and that's a scary prospect.
Watching this again certain details throw me off a bit. Parts of the sound design. How the action sequences weren't always as authentic as I remembered - the car crash in particular comes to mind. So no five stars. Not yet. But I do love the the fabric hereof as do I pretty much everything about this masterpiece.
And now it's time to see Old. A similarly themed potential masterpiece, that I heard of just moments after I thought about watching this movie once again. And only learned about thanks to a sudden urge to look up ticket sales for Furious 9. Should be seeing that one soon too...
It's a bit like Equilibrium, btw, this one. The atmosphere. The dystopia.
That's a great one too.
And we gotta get more movies with Justin Timberlake. He's great. A hard man that looks soft on the outside, who made something with a life that could've been not much at all. He's just perfect for this role.
Props Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde and Amanda Seyfried too.
rated 4.5/5: almost awesome