The Time Machine Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for The Time Machine the Movie

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Well, the special effects are pretty cool but this sci-fi adventure has little to do with H.G. Wells' 1894 novel. Eccentric scientist Alexander Hartdegen (an anorexic-looking Pearce) lives in New York, circa 1900. He's devastated when his fiance Emma (Guillory) is killed and is determined to change fate by building a time machine. But going back in time changes nothing so Hartdegen goes forward to discover why he can't change things. He accidentally winds up in 800,000 when the Earth is once again pastoral and its inhabitants are divided into the gentle surface-dwelling Elois and the monstrous, cannibalistic subterranean Morlocks. Irish singer Mumba debuts as Mara, whom Hartdegen falls for, and a heavily made-up Irons is the Uber-Morlock. Unfortunately, the story is dull rather than what it should be--rousing in a who-cares-about-logic, B-movie way.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 96 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Books to Film: H.G. Wells, Time Travel, Cannibalism, Post-Apocalypse
John Logan
Guy Pearce, Samantha Mumba, Mark Addy, Sienna Guillory, Omera Mumba, Jeremy Irons, Orlando Jones, Phyllida Law, Yancey Arias
Donald McAlpine
Simon Wells
Klaus Badelt
Alan Young, David MacMillan, Wayne Wahrman, Bruce Robert Hill, Chris Burian-Mohr, Donald Woodruff, Bob Ringwood, Deena Appel, Oliver Scholl, James E. Price
Walter F. Parkes, David Valdes, Warner Bros., Dreamworks Pictures

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