The cameras were flashing as we attended the UK premiere of In Time at London’s Curzon Mayfair. The stars were out in force with Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy all in London for the occasion. The 70′s style futuristic interior of the Curzon auditorium somehow fit the subject matter of the film, which recalled the dystopian sci-fi films of the 70′s, such as Logan’s Run and Soylent Green.
Introducing the film, director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War), aside from instructing us on the correct way to pronounce Seyfried’s name (Sigh-Frid, apparently), introduced us to some of the weighty concepts the film explores, while Timberlake introduced us to the aesthetic qualities of his co-star Cillian Murphy.
As for the film itself, it takes a great concept, an engaging pair of leads and some not-so-subtle comparisons to current society – particularly the global financial crisis, and moulds it into a thought provoking and at times exciting couple of hours.
An overall enjoyable experience expected to suit a 25+ predominantly male audience.