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The Time Machine (2002)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action | 8 March 2002 (USA)
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Airs Fri. Aug. 26, 6:30 AM on HBO

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Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.

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Storyline

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 Tim1370

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence | See all certifications »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,610,437 (USA) (8 March 2002)

Gross:

$56,684,819 (USA) (17 May 2002)
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The film's trailer used music from Stargate (1994) and Stargate SG-1 (1997). See more »

Goofs

Most, if not all of the structures built in New York City around Alexander's former home on East 60th street are not present during the zoom out section of the 1899-2030 time travel sequence. Some of these structures include the Plaza Hotel, The Metropolitan Club, The Pierre, Hotel Sherry-Netherland, Ritz Tower, and Rockefeller Center. See more »

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Vox: [an image of Vox appears] Welcome. How may I help you?
Vox: [Alexander Hartdegen looks behind Vox] Over here.
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Version of The Time Machine (1949) See more »

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H. G. Wails
5 May 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

You have to stop and wonder how a film that was made 42 years before this one, based on the same book and with less dazzling special effects can be better than this one! The secrets of time travel will have been discovered, indulged in and rejected as boring before I see this spectacular disappointment and colossal waste of...time again. It's a listless, plodding, mumble of a film that gets so bogged down in special effects that it never comes close to capturing the adventurous spirit of the classic H.G. Wells story. The good news is that this journey might span 800,000 years, but it will only suck 90 minutes out of your life.


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