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In Time

In the very near future money is no longer a commodity, time is.  Everyone lives until they are twenty-five and then they are given an additional year to live.  You have to work to get more time or it has to be given to you.  Like with money, some people have a lot of time on their hands while others are living day by day.  Having the means to buy your way out is a shot at immortality.  Will Salas lives in the ghetto and he works very hard to have no more than a day to his name at any time.  Until one night that all changes and a mysterious stranger, rich in time gives him over a century for helping him escape the evil minute men who will steal all of your time given the chance.  Now Will is under investigation for stealing his time after the stranger commits suicide by the cops known as timekeepers.  Soon Will is on the run from murder charges with a hostage while he tries to even the odds between the rich and the poor, the young and the old.

In Time is a science fiction thriller full of action and suspense.  The story is a clever one, time becoming the way people are paid and how they pay their debts.  Time zones insure that the poor never bother the rich and death is an everyday part of life in the ghetto.  Sometimes the plot can be a little confusing and there are many questions that need answering, but the script is concise and straightforward.  The movie really makes you think about how the world would differ with time as the main commodity and the unequal distribution of wealth among the rich and the poor.

Justin Timberlake plays Will Salas and he is quite good in this movie.  Amanda Seyfried plays Sylvia Weis, his hostage and love interest and she is gorgeous and great.  It is a young cast for everyone looks either twenty-five years old or younger.  Cillian Murphy does an excellent job as the timekeeper investigating Will and Sylvia.  In Time is a good movie with a strong start and decent follow through as the lives and lies of the rich and the poor are exposed for the world to see.  All in all, In Time will not be a waste of anyone’s time to watch this mind bending take on what the future could possibly be like.

About Shanna Wilson

My name is Shanna Wilson and I was born in Houston, TX and I have lived here all my life. I am an only child and I fell in love with movies at a young age. The first movies I can remember watching over and over again were The Muppet Movie, The Apple Dumpling Gang, and Bed-knobs and Broomsticks. I am a daughter of a die hard Trekkie (he says Trekker) and science fiction fan and some of my earliest memories are of watching Captain Kirk and Spock on the big screen. I enjoy all different genres of movies and some of my favorites are Pirates of the Caribbean, Shrek, almost every Pixar movie, just about everything Tim Burton does, and so many others it would take an eternity to list them all. I am a huge fan and advocate of stop-motion animation films like Coraline and Corpse Bride. I also love old movies and musicals and I enjoy writing about those as well. It is thrilling to know I will get the chance to explore these favorites and add some new ones to the list through this blog. In high school I worked for Loews and Sony Theaters my junior and senior year. In college I worked for Blockbuster Video for about four years and had a blast working around movies again. I started writing movie reviews recently and I have enjoyed writing and learning all about one of my favorite things. I am very close to both of my parents and our beloved pets (Josie the miniature dachshund and Sydney the cockatiel). I love spending time on the computer, shopping with my mom, and going to the movie theater with my dad. I collect movie memorabilia including autographed 8x10s of my favorite actors and actresses. Along with movies, I also like to learn about the world around me especially history, different cultures, and wildlife. I am looking forward to communicating with other film critics and fans. I really take pleasure in sharing my love of the silver screen with other people. Please feel free to drop me a line, I would love to correspond with you.

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