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
Vox mentions a "Time Machine" musical (With the year 2006) and starts singing a song with the lyrics "There's a place called tomorrow...". Such a musical and such a song do not exist, although its composer Andrew Lloyd Webber most certainly does. See more »
In the opening scene, the contents of the blackboard change between shots. See more »
We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories... And those that carry us forward, are dreams.
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We 4 hard critics actually liked this film! Great music, and more...
The four of us are in the 40 - 50 age range, and we are fairly tough what we
like and do not like in films. It was Friday night and we wanted
entertainment. We read the comments below - mostly, but not all negative -
and decided to take a gamble. Arriving at the cinema, we were prepared for a
bad movie but hoping for 'a good relaxing time'.
Well, we *did* like this film! Not a top box office smash or even an 8 out
of 10, but entertaining nevertheless. The MUSIC was superb. ACTING was fine.
HISTORIC life portrayed in old Cambridge Massachusetts was realistic - even
the snow and cold weather was real. The ROMANCE was acceptable. The STORY,
while not closely following H G Well, was good enough. The SPECIAL EFFECTS
were very good indeed.
It is worth a gamble, to see this film. But go with a light heart and an
acceptable frame of mind, and keep your expectations below that of a 10 out
of 10 film.
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