This movie is a bit obvious but was entertaining enough, time is literally money in this movie and what a good analogy. After all, the rich print their money, or these days just punch in a few nrs on a computer, and then loan out their summoned magick at intrest rates to leech off us etc. We pay so much bullshit taxes which is the same as time running out, money running out. The cost of living keeps rising, while the poor and middle class gets poorer the rich get richer and taxes and budget cuts pay for fuckups by banks, corporations and politicians. No evolution but devolution and stagnation so the ones in power stay in power, the media's main job is to facilitate the status quo and serve as a stage for their pawns to distract us and put themselves on their pathetic little pedestals. How long can this bullshit last?
In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.
Henry Hamilton: How old are you? In real time?
Will Salas: 28.
Henry Hamilton: I'm 105.
Will Salas: Good for you. You won't see 106, you have too many more nights like tonight.
Henry Hamilton: You are right. But the day comes when you've had enough. Your mind can be spent, even if your body's not. We want to die. We need to.
Will Salas: That's your problem? You've been alive too long? You ever known anyone who's died?
Henry Hamilton: For a few to be immortal, many must die.
Will Salas: What the hell is that supposed to mean?
Henry Hamilton: You really don't know, do you? Everyone can't live forever. Where would we put them? Why do you think there are time zones? Why do you think taxes and prices go up the same day in the ghetto? The cost of living keeps rising to make sure people keep dying. How else could there be men with a million years while most live day to day? But the truth is... there's more than enough. No one has to die before their time. If you had as much time as I have on that clock, what would you do with it?
Will Salas: I'd stop watching it. I can tell you one thing. If I had all that time, I sure as hell wouldn't waste it.
Philippe Weis: You'd steal from your own father.
Sylvia Weis: Is it stealing if it's already stolen?
Philippe Weis: Even if you gave a year to a million people, you're just prolonging their agony.
Sylvia Weis: We're prolonging their lives.
Philippe Weis: Flooding the wrong zone with a million years, it could cripple the system.
Will Salas: Let's hope so.
Sylvia Weis: We're not meant to live like this. We're not meant to live forever. Although I do wonder, Father, if you've ever lived a day in your life