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
Originally scheduled for release in December 2001. It was bumped to March 2002 because of a scene involving a meteor shower crippling New York. The filmmakers were concerned the scene would stir memories of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. See more »
At the very beginning of the movie, a clock on the wall strikes three o'clock. In the next scene, when Philby reminds Alexander of his date with Emma, Alexander asks what time it is with Philby responding that it's close to five o'clock. See more »
I'm glad he's gone. Maybe he's finally found a place where he can be happy.
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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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