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 first stop that Hartdegen makes in the future is marked as May 24, 2030. See more »
When Alexander asks the VOX unit about time travel and it responds with information about various scientists, Alexander himself is one of them listed, and he asks VOX about Hartdegen's theory for time travel. VOX rejects the reality of time travel, but given that he is speaking to Alexander, a scientist who went missing in 1899 and has now mysteriously reappeared in 2030, and because he has information about Alexander including the photograph next to the description, he should piece this all together and realize that Alexander indeed traveled through time. See more »
I had the oppportunity to see "The Time Machine" last night at a special screening in Arlington, Virginia, and I enjoyed it. It does not follow the same plot line as the H.G. Wells book, but in my opinion, that does not detract from the movie. I thought the Orlando Jones character of Vox was quite interesting and amusing, and Jeremy Irons definitely deserved more screentime, as he is a superb actor in every role he takes on. The character development was a little weak, but it was tricky with the time travel aspect. I found the special effects to be good; it is difficult to measure up to some of the special effects that have come out recently, and I think they did a good job. With every new movie that comes out, you have increasingly more spectacular visual effects, especially with the higher budget films. All in all, I think that the actors did a good job, and the movie kept me interested the whole time and was especially good in some parts. I would definitely recommend this movie, and I give it 8 stars.
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