I woke up this morning still thinking about the Justin Timberlake movie 'In Time' and how I was annoyed by the fact that I didn't like this as much as I should have. It had very attractive stars, a nice set-up, good action (if you like to watch running), dystopian societies and all the other things I like about these kind of movies.
Eric mentioned in the comment section of my review that it looked alot like 'Daybreakers' which is ANOTHER movie that had everything going for it but I still ended up annoyed by it. It too was about a dystopian society only one with vampires.
Then it came to me. I wanted 'In Time' to be less like 'Daybreakers' and more like 'The Adjustment Bureau' which was a terrific movie about fate and choice and destiny. I left the 'Adjustment Bureau' with few questions because they did such a good job at explaining everything to me with just enough information for me to fill in my own interpretations and details. The movie followed it's own internal logic and didn't betray it.
'In Time' tells you one thing and shows you something else. The characters make terrible decisions for themselves but it all turns out okay in the end. They get to be rebels - The 'Bonnie and Clyde' of time thefts - still young and free and beautiful and stickin' it to the MAN.
Why am I bitchin'? I could watch Amanda Seyfried run and run and run some more. They should have a show on TV where she just runs from place to place in different outfits. Admit it. That is a pretty good idea for a program. I gotta pitch that to my 'guys'.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.