Based on the classic sci-fi novel by H.G. Wells, scientist and inventor, Alexander Hartdegen, is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter - and the hunted. Written by
The interior shot of the library at 28m 33s was shot on location in the Court House in Riverside, ca. See more »
When Alexander arrives on the date of May 24th, 2030, he is seen watching the "Future is now" on a large screen. When he unravels the rope that lets the "step-down" stairs down, a man in a white shirt and blue jeans can be seen slightly behind the time machine for a brief second, then he vanishes back under the machine when Alexander is walking toward the screen. See more »
Who are you to question 800,000 years... of evolution?
This is, this is a perversion of every natural law.
[grabs him by the throat]
And what is time travel but your pathetic attempted to try to control the world around you? Your futile effort to have a question answered? You think I don't know you, Alexander? I can look inside your memories, your nightmares, your dreams. You're a man haunted by those two most terrible words: What if?
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I thought it was very clever that by moving far into the future it was like moving into the past (this is a new approach in time travel movies).
However, that is really the only thing I liked about the movie. I thought the movie lacked believability, and I didn't really understand the main character's rationale for making certain decisions once he arrived where he was.
Too bad, because I had been looking forward to this movie since I found out it was being made months ago.
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