In Time DVD Review

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Let the countdown begin.  Leave the existing world behind and enter into a futuristic world where the aging gene is switched off after 25 and time is money, literally, that many can’t afford in the cutting-edge thriller IN TIME, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD January 31 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  Featuring an all-star cast including Justin Timberlake (The Social Network), Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!) and Cillian Murphy (Inception), the film puts an innovative spin on class warfare and explores the corruptness that lies within.

In the future, time has become the ultimate currency and genetic alteration has allowed people to stop aging at 25 years old.  Upon reaching 25, the countdown begins and in order to stay alive everyone must work to buy themselves more time or die within a year.  The rich can buy their way out of the situation, while the rest are left to negotiate for immortality.  When a struggling young man, Will Salas (Timberlake), comes in contact with a “millionaire,” he is gifted more time than he can imagine.  Falseley accused of murder, Will is a fugitive on the run and becomes determined to bring down the entire system by any means possible.

Showcasing stunning visual effects and gravity defying stunts, the IN TIME Blu-ray is loaded with bonus materials including an exclusive featurette “THE MINUTES” to discover the origins of the film’s time based society, deleted and extended scenes, and access to the enhanced IN TIME THE GAME APP.  DVD special features include deleted and extended scenes. 

This is a plot-driven film, entirely. I love this movie because of the idea it represents and the numerous questions it has left me asking myself since I finished it. In this film, time is controlled. The more time you have, the more wealthy you are. It is similar to our society but the downside of being lower-class comes with a far more dire consequence.

There is a lot of action in here. Many chase scenes keep you on the edge of your seat while your mind is busy putting together pieces. You can't help but to try and figure out what will happen next, which makes the twists that the plot steers you through more unexpected. This is great because action scenes in thinking films keep them from growing dull while keeping your mind from overheating.

The system is clever and it works. Once again, the movie is entirely plot-driven. The acting was also okay. I consider Justin Timberlake to be a solid actor, nothing more, nothing less. He is confident enough in his ability to take on any role, but I feel that he still has yet to "own" a character he portrays to the point of becoming a household name in acting. I feel that his reputation as an actor was gained entirely from his success as an entertainer. All of the supporting actors were suitable as well, which is fine, as this was never intended to be a character driven film.

The conclusion was satisfying enough and didn't leave me with unanswered questions. A lot of people are saying good things about this movie and heralding it as a masterpiece for a good reason. If you have often wondered about how things would be in our world with a different set of circumstances, this movie will delight you. Anyone who considers themselves thinkers, owes it to themselves to add this movie to their collection. After all, it's about time.

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Where to purchase:You are able to purchase from local retailers and on Amazon. Average prices on Blu-ray are $24.99 and DVD for $19.99. Prebook is January 4, 2012.

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1 comment:

  1. I am new follower via GFC
    please feel free to follow back

    Can't wait to see this movie. Just wish I knew how to do movie family watch movie all the time and always stay on top of what is new.....but love your blog.


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