Simultaneous Warmth and Cold Feeling
Review by Richard Buxton
Creating a believable and engaging Sci-fi world requires a balance of both the familiar and the uninhibitedly ambitious. Director ANDREW NICCOL, director of the low-key but invigorating GATTACA, is certainly capable of creating such a world. The musical world of IN TIME is an altogether different prospect to that of the typical Sci-fi. The exploration of Andre Niccol’s visualised future comes in the form of a reflection on human life and most importantly: mortality. As a result, CRAIG ARMSTRONG bypasses the typical overly synthetic soundscape of a visualised future, and has crafted a score that is constantly ticking as its running time counts down.