Ask me for anything…

by wfgodbold

Anything but In Time.*

It was an okay movie, though like Linoge said, they did take the easy way out regarding the plot.

Company towns, people scraping by one day at a time, evil rich men lording their wealth over everyone else… This movie hits every “steal from the undeserving rich” cliche out there.

The token antagonist, a ridiculously wealthy banker (of course!), says at one point that for a few to be immortal, many must die (as a justification for the time-as-currency system the world now operates under).

Cillian Murphy’s character mentions that we wouldn’t have anywhere to put them if everyone lived for ever.

If we did manage to switch off aging, and people lived until they were killed, I think we’d either focus more on space exploration and colonization (to relieve overpopulation here), or we would bring back the code duello, have more wars, and institute capital punishment for increasingly less serious crimes (a la Larry Niven’s Known Space). Maybe even some combination of the above.

If you’re hoping for more than a thinly veiled class war piece, don’t see In Time. If you can look past that, it’s an okay dystopian SF flick, but nothing special.

*Apologies to the tyrant.

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