10 movies release this Friday and not one excites me. 8 odd released last Friday and some were really bad. Despite that, I had a good run at the movies one week, watching one every day. Yes, folks, that’s me.
I Love Movies
It started innocently. I had missed a screening of Hugo thanks to a clash with Fatso and Jannat 2 (that I had to review). After all the lovely things people had to say about Hugo, not only was I determined to watch but also show it to my sister. So after a review of The Little Door, we landed at the PVR Cinemas’ box office to watch Hugo. To the disappointment of 7 of us, every theatre across the city was running only one show and this particular one was sold out! Not wanting to watch an 11:15 pm show at Malad (of all places) where I was bound to fall asleep, we promptly booked tickets for the next day.
The Avengers (3D)
Just when one of my accompanying friends asked if I’d watch The Avengers with him, again. I really loved The Avengers even though I had originally watched it in 2D. When folks were raving about it in 3D, I didn’t realize they meant the IMAX 3D. In any case, I went ahead with it and thus, started my week at the movies (literally).
In Time Movie Poster
Release Date: 4th Nov 2011
Director: Andrew Niccol
Cast: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cilian Murphy, Johnny Galecki, Olivia Wilde, Vincent Kartheiser
In Time can best be dubbed a sci-fi action thriller. A film about the future where time is currency. Everyone stops ageing at 25, are granted one more year to live and must earn the rest of their life. The poor live day to day and the rich live forever as long as they avoid dying by mistake.
Justin Timberlake plays Will Salas, a man from the Ghetto (the time zone of the poor), who comes to a fortune of time by accident yet loses his mother. With nothing else to lose, he travels to New Greenwich (the time zone of the rich) to make things right. ‘Nobody should be immortal if even one has to die’ is Will’s guiding philosophy.
Sylvia Weis (played by Amanda Seyfried), daughter of magnate Philippe Weis (Vincent Kartheiser) joins Will in his fight against the rich, stealing what is already stolen and returning it to the rightful holders. Together, they take down the timekeepers headed by Raymond Leon (Cilian Murphy) and restore justice.
The concept is novel, the writing witty and the film timely. It keeps you at the edge of your seat most times save 20 minutes of the second half. Justin Timberlake is charming as usual and Amanda Seyfried her unusual best. Cilian Murphy essays his role with ease and belief. Given how much I love The Big Bang Theory and Mad Men, Johnny Galecki (Leonard) and Vincent Kartheiser (Pete), deliver some of my favourite performances in the film.
Of the 4 Hollywood releases this week and the 5 Bollywood ones, In Time tops my list. Catch it before it’s out. Continue reading