In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.
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Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there's a catch: you're genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich "earn" decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo's love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system. Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
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I don't have time. I don't have time to worry about how it happened. It is what it is. We're genetically engineered to stop aging at 25. The trouble is, we live only one more year, unless we can get more time. Time is now the currency. We earn it and spend it. The rich can live forever. And the rest of us? I just want to wake up with more time on my hand than hours in the day.
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The concept of using time as currency totally intrigued me into watching the movie. When the time runs out on a specific person, the person dies. This also means that some can live forever. Then there's Justin Timberlake. I like him as an actor as much as a singer, whether solo or N*SYNC. The rest of the main cast is great as well. I have been a fan of Cillian Murphy since 28 Days Later. His performances in the new Batman franchise and Inception really sets him apart from the pack. He did not disappoint in this movie. I like Amanda Seyfried's contribution to the movie as well. The only other lead role that I've seen her in was Red Riding Hood. She has great potential and I will definitely be following her career, Les Miserables now became more promising as a good movie to me now.
The set, the props, the visuals of the movie all complement each other and formed a great stage for the actors to perform upon. This is a science fiction film, but it is made so that the viewer can relate without being alienated. In the movie, people drove cars that are recognizable, dressed in current fashion, and used technology more or less familiar to us. Of course, the whole concept of time as a currency and its transaction methods will be new to us, and that is pretty much it. The viewer will not be distracted by flying cars or outrageous clothing.
I recommend this movie to all with an open mind. It can be a great discussion piece, for it can truly be opened up for deep talks. I will not be surprised if this movie is talked about in an academic setting. Sit back, enjoy, and possibly discuss after it ends.
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