All a corrupt government, that suppress the

All in all, the
film In Time is related to economics because it shows the vital problems in the
system, which is the scarcity of time and how social classes suffer, while the
rich thrive and live longer.  We get a
general idea of how lower-class citizens suffer from a corrupt government, that
suppress the lower class. The movie simplifies realism and shows how much power
is in money and the scarcity in time and what it did in their society. Lower
class citizens lives stayed the same until the government was exposed, it was
then when they realized it was the system all long which foiled “Darwinian capitalism” which cause the lower social class to stay suppressed
for so long.

When
comparing the movie In Time to the
movie The Hunger Games, they have a similar
concept. Within this dystopian film, citizens are forced to fight till death, which
is revealed to keep population numbers down. If the lower districts win, it would
completely change their current economic state. The rich also saw this as a
pleasure sport, which is watching the weak and poor fight and die, while the
strong and privileged survive. Rich districts trained their bids to win because
they could afford it. Since district twelve was the lowest district, it was
always impossible for them to train like district one would, they were bound to
lose the games because of lack of resources. Their district would go hungry because
of food shortage and this would be the only way for them to change how they
were living, by winning the hunger games. Both films show the concept that the
rich have a better advantage in life, and the rich in both films lived longer
because of their resources. The poor were destined to fail, due to lack of resources
and the inability to escape poverty.

This film has many dystopian elements, such as propaganda used to
control the people of the society. The banks controller who dies and who lives,
freedom for them is restricted because they aren’t capable of escaping poverty.
The story was also very exaggerated, because they would die if they ran out of time,
so they would run everywhere. Everyone wants more time to live, instead they
are stuck, they struggle to escape the conditions they live in. The main
character felt that there was something wrong with the society after running
into a “rich” man who exposed the truth about the “time zones”, which he had showed
the audience through his prospective and began to fix the problem.

There was a bit of gender issues in the film. The men were the
only ones that were working most of the time, but sometimes there were working
mothers, too. There weren’t any working women except in the scene in the bar,
where there were women working as prostitutes, which brings in the concept in
films where women are either the mother or the whore. The main female character
started off being a sheltered damsel in distress, then towards the end she
become a gun shooting, bank robbing hero; but it took a man to save her from
her “trapped” life.

In Time also has hints of Film Noir. Film Noir is thought to be like a
crime drama. In this film there are gangsters with guns that rob people of their
time. There is a femme female who creates danger for the main character. The
main character ends up falling in love with the femme female, who is the
daughter of the man who owns all the time banks, and who is causing all the
deaths in their time zone. The female’s costumes in the rich area are high
heels and gloves; which is the attire that the main female character wears. The
lighting in the ghetto district is very dark and gloomy at night, which define
the sense of danger the citizens live in. In the bar scene it was smoky,
shortly after the gangsters wanted to come in and start a fight to rob a rich
man of his time. Even when people are running in the ghetto there are shadowing
effects.

Money,
or time, was distributed unevenly across the economy. The low-income areas were
filled with resource shortage, crime, and death; Prices on daily items
would raise a ridiculous amount constantly.  The rich people were kept
away from the poor. Even if they wanted to travel, it would cost them too much
at check points to escape. The society
was designed this way, which defines “Darwinian
capitalism”. This caused the crowds to start protesting when it was revealed
that the system of the time zones was corrupt.

In this futuristic film, lower class citizens face such horrific conditions
that it makes the   current U.S. economic struggle look like a
cake walk. In this time, no blue-collar
workers would ever be seen sitting around and not working. In their world, time
truly means money, and most people seem to be within a day or so of running out
of time, which results in their death. In poor “time zones,” the lower income citizens
are always running from place to place; while the rich sectors, the privileged
relax and gamble away spare decades. As the movie unfolds, we get an idea of a
deeper conspiracy happening, laced with insane talk about crashing the market
if too much time gets into the wrong hands —which is all based on the concept
that a few get to live forever when others must die to keep a balance.

Power-obsessed police called “time keepers”,
bankers and other elites are oppressing the 99% of people living in poverty to
protect the rich and privileged in their extremely content lifestyles. In Time is a movie written and directed by Andrew Niccol. This film is timed
in the future, where people have been genetically engineered to stop once they reach twenty-five
years old, unless they work to make more time. To live longer in the lower
class, they must work and survive, living day to
day. The upper class, who don’t live day to day, have centuries to live because
of the time zone, or district, they are born in. The film is related to economics
because it shows the vital problems in the
system, which is the scarcity of time and how much lower social classes suffer,
while the rich thrive and live longer. Everyone, even the rich, wants time, but
it is based in a world where there are limited resources.