Escape to the Movies: In Time

yellowhead

New member
Nov 18, 2009
90
0
0
I'm off to a press screening of this on Monday. I saw a trailer and was really intrigued but the reviews have been lukewarm at best but this review has me a bit more optimistic. =)

I've never seen Gattaga, although I know I need to.
 

MovieBob

New member
Dec 31, 2008
11,495
0
0
JT is bringing distopia back.

I admit that my main interest in this movie comes from the casting more than the plot. Besides Timberlake, who's done some of my favorite (current) SNL sketches, We've got the spoiled rich kid from Mad Men and Scarecrow from the Dark Night playing their ideal roles. While I admit Gattaca was a good movie, the atmosphere seemed a little too pretentious and sterile for me.
 

CronoT

New member
May 15, 2010
161
0
0
I was thinking this was going to be a "modern retelling" of Logan's Run. But, it seems like it's a bit deeper than that. I might give it a watch.

Also, it's good to see Hollywood giving some really accomplished TV actors a chance to try and break into the biz.
 

Scarim Coral

Jumped the ship
Legacy
Apr 30, 2020
18,159
1
3
Country
UK
I admit I wasn't interested when I first saw the trailer (the concept sound silly to me) but this is the same guy who did Gattaca? (I seen it and like it.) Ok I will give this film a chance and check it out if I going to the cinema any time soon.
 

NinjaDeathSlap

Leaf on the wind
Feb 20, 2011
4,474
0
0
As I'm in the UK I only heard this existed a few days ago. I thought it seemed like a very interesting concept, so it's gratifying to know that there may also be a good movie attached to it.

yellowhead said:
I'm off to a press screening of this on Monday. I saw a trailer and was really intrigued but the reviews have been lukewarm at best but this review has me a bit more optimistic. =)

I've never seen Gattaga, although I know I need to.
Wait. You mean that the most famously 'bought out' mainstream reviewer community in any form of media has bad things to say about a movie that damns corruption? No!
 

solidstatemind

Digital Oracle
Nov 9, 2008
1,077
0
0
Hm. I was surprised: GATTACA was brilliant, given how well the science actually worked. (My geneticist wife was impressed.) I didn't know that the same guy is directing.

The trailers/marketing really seemed to try to sell this as more of a action film with a trumped-up dystopian premise than a movie with a legit commentary on societal ills.

Definitely will have to check this one out. Probably would've given it a 'pass' without this review. Thanks Bob!
 

bladester1

New member
Feb 5, 2008
285
0
0
I really hope that the Beaves and Butthead welcome back was sarcasm.... Hoping I like this movie.
 

MovieBob

New member
Dec 31, 2008
11,495
0
0
Welcome back beavis and butthead indeed!

Lord of war was great, anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is a fool.

Oh and timberlake managed to right the wrongs of nysync with social network, I now appreciate him as a fine actor.
 

Aiddon_v1legacy

New member
Nov 19, 2009
3,672
0
0
This might as well be that Harlan Ellison short story "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman. Though unlike James Cameron, Nichol doesn't seem like the kind of douchebag who deserves to be chewed out by the gloriously grouchy Ellison
 

Elf Defiler Korgan

New member
Apr 15, 2009
981
0
0
Film looks good, I was put off though because it seems heavy in the blues and oranges, which so many movies seem to be these days. If it is good though, I'll overlook the colour to attract attention.
 

MovieBob

New member
Dec 31, 2008
11,495
0
0
bladester1 said:
I really hope that the Beaves and Butthead welcome back was sarcasm.... Hoping I like this movie.
It wasn't sarcasm. Beavis and butthead remains one of the finest animated series america has ever produced, and a lot more intelligent than stupid people (ie those who take the show at face value) make out.

lets face it, Mike judge made a show for mtv that basically satirised its main audience in a way people cheered for without ever really realising they were being made fun of. Genius.
 

therockdemon

New member
Mar 17, 2011
136
0
0
the first time i heard of this film was a week ago and now i find out it is by the same guy that did lord of war i can not wait for it to come out
 

Canadamus Prime

Robot in Disguise
Jun 17, 2009
14,334
0
0
Well the premise is intriguing and if JT can act better than he can sing it just might be worth watching.
 

ANImaniac89

New member
Apr 21, 2009
954
0
0
Damn I was really hoping you'd review The Rum Diary this week.

Oh well In Time looks interesting.
 

Lt. Vinciti

New member
Nov 5, 2009
1,285
0
0
I can not respect Justin Timberlake because he can not stay in a genre of films... He is cast as all over and it doesnt fit him well...Seriously he gets cast as some yup who just wants to bang away at Mila Kunis to turn around and be a Hero...pick a genre and we might talk...but he is far better then some of these people in Hollywood now....and thats not say a whole lot