"It is what it is. We are built genetically to not grow old after 25 years. Problem is that we only have 1 year after that. Unless we get more time. Time became the exchange value. (...) The rich can live eternally. The rest hope to wake up with more time on our hand than are hours in a day."
Bonnie & Clyde/Robin Hood-like-couple. Will Salas is a 28 year old boy who lives with his mom Rachel. He works in a factory that produces little memory flash drives that can take away your time or give it to you, whichever you choose. One night Will helps out a man, Henry Hamilton (who has over a century on his hand), who as a reward tells him that in order for rich people to be able to live so long some had to die. Will tells him that if he had the kind of time he does, he would change the world, because nobody should die. While he is asleep, Hamilton transfers his time to Will and let's his timer count down. Will's mom dies and he goes to the rich zone. He lives in luxury, meets Sylvia and when the police, who believe he killed Hamilton, take his time back, he kidnaps Sylvia and travels back to his zone. Once there, the two become a couple and start robbing her father's time banks and give away free time to everyone. Cop guy tries to stop them, but he times out too and the two are able to save themselves just in time to stay alive. Their mission of breaking down the time barriers succeeds and they remain bank robbers who steal from the rich to give to the poor.
Maxim magazine (and Olivia was on a Maxim cover, so pun intended!). I mean I get that they all HAVE to look like they are 25 years old, but there are plenty of people who are ass ugly at 25! They shouldn't naturally look like this! That said, let us go in order of characters. Will was entertaining. Justin Timberlake keeps getting tougher roles and he seems to take the challenge very nicely. His character also had flaws, but they can be overlooked, because being the main character his arc was almost complete.
More problems: in the end Will and Sylvia are running to cross to another time line because they are about to die. Do different time zones give you more time? It is never mentioned why they should cross. Moreover, when Will was travelling to Greenwich he had to constantly pay. Did he have to pay because he was also receiving time? In Greenwich people immediately notice that he is from out of town because he is always in a hurry. They never call the police on him, they don't mind taking his time, why is it important then? Of course it is one of the qualities that Sylvia is attracted to, but why is it important if anybody else notices? Plus, in one of the very first scenes Will and his friend (who by the way dies because of him, good going Will!), pay 3 minutes for a cup of coffee. Now, before that Rachel gave him 30 minutes so he can have a decent lunch, and he starts to give it away for coffee? Out of all the important elements in the food chain, you had to go with coffee? People CAN live without coffee!!!! Lastly, I hated that everyone (besides the main characters), had a perfect round age: 50, 75, 105. I mean, how'bout 36? Or 71? You either don't count or you do, but seriously? Be creative!
Blade Runner came out, all the way through the horribleness of Demolition Man up to this movie. You know why people love Back to the Future Part II? Because the picture it portrays of the future is not depressing! It is something to look forward to. We already get all the messages: we are ruining our planet. People obviously don't care and those who do will only be bothered that the very few minutes of freedom they have and decide to spend on this movie will be transformed into a 90 minute commercial of the planet being doomed! I got the message movie, it was poorly delivered, but I got it. The future is going to suck. Deal with it!
So, final thoughts? See it, tell me what you thought! It is very entertaining if you don't get hung up on the details. But who am I kidding? Of course you will! Until the next item on my list!
PS: Sorry about the "time" jokes :P.