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People are saying underrated 2011 movie perfectly predicts the world today

People are saying underrated 2011 movie perfectly predicts the world today

Despite being released over a decade ago, many are pointing out similarities in the film's plot to today's world

There's a little-known, star-studded film from 2011 that many believe is an accurate prediction of the future and, more specifically, the world we live in today.

Written and directed by Andrew Niccol, In Time features a stellar cast that includes the likes of Justin Timberlake, Cillian Murphy, Amanda Seyfried and Olivia Wilde.

The movie, now released a over decade ago, talks about a future which sees people stop aging at the age of 25, but are engineered to live only one more year.

Will Salas, played by Timberlake, doesn't have much time to live but he ends up being rewarded with over hundred years to live after he saves a drunken rich man from getting murdered by a bunch of thugs.

Despite his intention to use these years on his mother, she times out before he can save her.

This prompts Salas to kidnap the daughter of another powerful rich man, and the two form an alliance to fight against the corrupt system in an attempt to save the world.

The film has a relatively modest IMDb rating of 6.7/10 and wasn't exactly a smash hit with just two award nominees - both of which Timberlake was nominated for.

Justin Timberlake plays Will Salas.
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And as for the reviews? Well, they speak for themselves.

In fact, one review states: "This could have become a new scifi milestone, if it wasn't for the poorly executed script, stiff acting and highly predictable plot.

"The scenes are thrown together and feel like reenacted from typical Bonnie and Clyde, Romeo and Juliet, two against the world and enemy of the state type movies. None of the scenes seem original or well executed.” Ouch!

However, the trailer available on YouTube is still raking in the comments from fans and it appears as if the film still has a huge following after all of these years.

So much so, many believe the plot has a deeper meaning and reflects what is currently going on in today's society, with the gap between the rich and poor now larger than ever.

Amanda Seyfried also starred in the movie.
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One fan pointed out: “This movie is criminally underrated. In time has really deep message to society. From economics to inequality in society, this movie represent everything perfectly.”

"This movie is more relevant now than ever, seriously underrated," said another, while someone else pointed out: "Immortality--such an interesting concept indeed.

"But what caught me in is the realistic portrayal of society, where the rich keeps getting rich and the poor dies. Timely and relevant isn't it?"

If you haven't watched it already, In Time is available to rent at £3.49 or to buy for £5.99 on Amazon Prime.

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Topics: Film and TV

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