So this was not good, yet I found myself oddly fascinated by it. When I first saw the trailer I immediately dismissed it because the concept was just too ridiculous. How could they possibly explain how people stop aging and then have a clock in their arm that determines how long they live? Turns out they can’t. The first line is a JT VO saying something like “We don’t know how it happened, but it did, we’re genetically engineered.” Ballsy move and I’m kind of ok with it.
None of the actors did a particularly good job, not even JT. He needs to be charming and funny. The script was just plain old silly and much of it was unmemorable. But like I said, I was oddly fascinated. Why would they cast people clearly over 25 when the entire premise is that no one is over 25? It’s not like there aren’t plenty of 25ish actors out there, just look at any movie or TV show about high schoolers. Cillian Murphy is 35 years old for Christ’s sake, and he looks it. But this really doesn’t matter. It feels like the screenwriter or the producers just had this idea “what if you had a life clock in your arm man? That would be CRAZY!” and they went with it, somehow got funding, and here’s what we got. It was actually pretty fun. I could see this on How Did This Get Made.