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Time Machine: Rise of the Morlocks (2011)

Morlocks (original title)
An experimental time machine opens a window into the future and mutated monsters (the Morlocks) use it to come back to the present and go on a murderous rampage.


Matt Codd




Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hewlett ... Radnor
Daniel Caltagirone ... Hoyle
Christina Cole ... Angela
Jim Fyfe ... Felix
Hamish Clark ... Patterson
Ray Fearon ... Tyrell
Iain McKee ... Pip Squeak
Marem Hassler ... Vera Cortez
Robert Picardo ... Colonel Wichita
Shelly Varod ... Perez
Vlado Mihailov Vlado Mihailov ... Marco
Lincoln Frager Lincoln Frager ... Captain Finnis
Jesse Steele Jesse Steele ... Scientist
Hristo Balabanov Hristo Balabanov ... Comms Soldier 1
Brian Hankey Brian Hankey ... Comms Soldier 2


An experimental time machine opens a window into the future and mutated monsters (the Morlocks) use it to come back to the present and go on a murderous rampage.

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi


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Radnor: Let me see if I got this straight: You want me to travel through a rip in time, find and repair a device that you lost and broke, all the while trying to avoid rampaging creatures from the future. That about sum it up?
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Spun-off from The Time Machine (2002) See more »

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A waste of 85 minutes which looks like a video game
12 July 2012 | by zehaasSee all my reviews

The production values would indicate someone spent some bucks on this film and cast. It's too bad they didn't pre-screen it with someone other than a ninth-grade gamer to check for plot holes big enough to drive a Hummer (and then elevator cab) through.

My biggest problem is with the look and feel, and that falls on the director. Scenes that didn't have to be shot hand-held were, even when a simple tripod would do, and the effect is nauseating; don't show this on a boat, anyone prone to sea sickness will be sent right over the edge by the constant shifting of the frame.

Also to the look and feel: Why does every Sci-Fi/SyFy movie have to look like an X-box 360 game? What happened to the good old days when directors knew how to set up a shot and a scene? If you have to push this hard to engender some sort of excitement, then the plot needs serious assistance.

Don't make the mistake I made. I kept watching and hoping something original or interesting would happen, but this is nothing more than a static version of Half Life, Black Ops, or /insert your favorite video game here\.

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24 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Syfy, UFO Films See more »
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