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 initial designs for the Morlocks by the Stan Winston Studio team were more faithful to the original book's description as brutish ape-like creatures with claws of moles. Director Simon Wells and the producers wanted changes made to accommodate the human performer and made them more humanoid, which angered the original artists. Ultimately the Stan Winston Studio team were not pleased with the look of the final Morlocks or the decision to film them in broad daylight as opposed to night, when they're supposed to be shown. See more »
When the camera tracks across and backwards from the city which is growing in time-lapse, aircraft are twice shown flying in real time, rather than time-lapse, across the city. See more »
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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