July 6, 2022

Brother, can you spare some time?

New Zealand writer-director made one of the all-time classic bioethics films, Gattaca, about the pursuit of genetic perfection. His latest is a thriller about life extension, In Time, with Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. The premise is that the world overlords have developed a robber baron technology for controlling population growth in the year 2061.

 

New Zealand writer-director Andrew Niccol made one of the all-time classic bioethics films, Gattaca, about the pursuit of genetic perfection. His latest is a thriller about life extension, In Time, with Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. The premise is that the world overlords have developed a robber baron technology for controlling population growth in the year 2061. As of your 25th birthday, you will die within exactly 365 days unless you acquire more time by working harder, going into debt or stealing it. Seconds are the new currency. A cup of coffee costs 4 minutes… The poor die young; the rich can aspire to fresh-faced immortality without ever ageing. Some critics have complained that the idea was great, but the execution imperfect. Still, it looks far more intellectually stimulating than watching Adam Sandler in another limp-as-week-old-lettuce comedy.  

Michael Cook
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