I did not like this movie and I should have. Why, you may ask? Well, I love dystopian films. I like writer/director Andrew Niccol‘s previous projects (Gattaca anyone?). I like the interesting concept. I like Justin Timberlake (he is a natural). I like Amanda Seyfried (has talent). I like Cillian Murphy, a lot (super talented). Yet, with all that going for it– I still did not like it.
Something was missing. Plot? Solid mythology? Character development? Plausible arc? I don’t know…something. Throughout I kept thinking–which was probably the big mistake–(maybe I should have NOT been thinking)–why is this happening? Why aren’t they doing that? Once I turned to my daughter (Vieve) and said “That doesn’t make sense…” And she appropriately replied, “Sense has nothing to do with it…leave logic out of this!” She was correct. But, even removing logic and sense, I still did not like it.
Oh well! They can’t all be winners.
- ‘In Time’ Review: Andrew Niccol Tries to Occupy Sci-Fi (slashfilm.com)
- ‘Time’ Bandits: Timberlake, Seyfried Clock Some Sci-Fi (npr.org)