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Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.
Crucially missing a hot tub.
The Time Machine (2002) is actually a pretty decent remake, until the final 15 minutes completely derail and become something different entirely. Honestly, the action in the climax was so boring, It could be used as a sleep remedy.
Guy Pierce is awesome though.
Stars off good, turns bad fast, just when I think guy Pearce makes a lot of great choices with what films he stars in he goes and does something like lockout and the time machine though the film the time machine was made before all these films like iron man 3, LA confidential, memento and lawless it still counts its just not guy Pearce's is number one performance obviously so its boring characters and rubbish costume design also have something in common with its special effects but giuy Pearce though its not his best performance he is still good in this film and that earns the film at least one full star but definitely not a performance worth five full stars.
H. G. Wells deserved better than this. And so do you.
The themes of responsibility/fate are feeble. The dialogue is rubbish. Guy Pearce is bland as the Time-Traveller, and Jeremy Irons is preposterous as Jareth the Goblin King. There are thousands of plotholes (how can you learn spoken English from written signs?). And the problematic racial coding of the future society has been sidestepped by making the Eloi nebulously pan-afro-asiatic, so the Time-Traveller can turn up to be their saviour, which - I'm sure you'll agree - fixes everything.
In spite of these obvious moronities, I still kinda like this version. It's pretty short, and rattles along crazily without ever seeming embarrassed (even when it should be). It also serves up lashings of post-apocalyptic pathos: a decaying hologram, the shattering of…
The first half of this movie is really great. It's an emotional story about loss and about whether it's possible to change our fate and the lengths you'd go to try. It's smart and it's touching.
And then it's a really shallow creature feature superhero action movie kind of a thing suddenly.
And that part's not bad necessarily. But it's like a totally different movie! I wish they'd stuck to the tone of the great first half. Oh well.
Director Wells' remake is well worth a look if nothing else but 2 compare it to the 1961 version
IMDb Ratings: 6.0
Why: time travelling
Should: sure why not
My Ratings: 9 - #Amazing
Tagline: He was searching for the answer to his past. He became a hero for the future.
The first half of this film is unbelievably underrated. The second half...but that first half tho!
ttm2002 is not trash. there are clear areas where it demonstrates
42 years of advancement over the 1960 version. guy pearce is a much better actor
than rod taylor. there are some fine sets and machineries. speaking in the context of
the general quality of OnDemand offerings, its PG-13 rating makes it [potentially]
more useful than the more common R films for viewing with children [or for viewing
with the constant possibility of children "popping up" at inopportune times]. kids
would probably laugh you off the sofa if you tried to pull the 1960 version on them.
female costumes for one segment are barely there. other than that, i don't recall
any caveats. best wishes.
Adaptation from the 1960 classic...although I admit not to have seen the classic. I am sure the efforts are deserving but to be honest I find that this one fails to explore further in the dilema of the main charachter and loses itself too much into non-sense stories. I also did not really like the ending. Nevertheless interesting and it has boobs...
Good creature design
A painfully obvious victim of studio interference, cut to shit with cheap looking reshoots to be dumped as a 90 minute entertainment-of-the-week flick. It's a real bummer because there are a lot of great moments here, a relationship that has the potential to break your heart, a rare injection of wonder not many blockbusters can offer, a beautiful musical score, and some really great ideas that have me convinced there's a stronger director's cut out there. Real shame this is the way it is but there's too much that's good that I can't dismiss it.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!