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10th Mar 02, 1:37 AM
Once in a long while a film is made where the visuals, acting, editing, sound, and music come together. If you see one movie this year let it be The Time Machine .
All I'm going to say is they did it right. Say what you will, They did it right!
10th Mar 02, 4:17 AM
ok first off, im gonna go ahead and move this to gd since this has nothing to do with homeworld.
second off, i saw this film tonight and i thought it was visually attractive but tanked nonetheless. h.g wells may have been a pimp, but the way they dealt with time was homo imo. i kept saying 'oh cmon guys wake up'.
time travel is a paradox, you just look stupid trying to make a movie out of it.
10th Mar 02, 6:02 AM
Nah, most time travel movies just say 'screw the paradox' and bring on the fun (Back To The Future, Star Trek IV, Austin Powers, numerous episodes of Trek, B5, and the greatest time travel story of them all - Time and Punishment in the Simpsons [based on a short story by Ray Bradbury]).
If you take it too seriously, then you end up with crap like Millenium. I agree though, perhaps serious serious sci-fi (2001) should avoid time travel altogether.
The only difference between The Time Machine and books like Nineteen Eighty-Four and Brave New World is that Wells uses time travel to describe his dystopian vision of the future (or the present...). It's not what the book is really about, especially paradoxes.
I might give the film a miss - there has never been a film version of The Time Machine that has stuck to the book's plot (and no reason why there should be), but this one doesn't look as entertaining as the 1960 version.
10th Mar 02, 11:31 AM
I saw it. Needed mas mucho character development. In the end his friend and house keeper were saying they hoped he was happy werever he was, but he seemed fine and dandy back england in the early 1900s. It was kind of funny no matter what he did, Emma still died though :)
10th Mar 02, 1:39 PM
I really liked it. It got me thinking a lot, like how no matter what you try to do you can't change the past, only the future.
10th Mar 02, 3:16 PM
Just by the type of story it is, it can't be LOTR.
It's a relativly short Sci-Fi book written in the late 19th/early 20th century. H.G. did not have the benefit of 75 years of intensive Physics research to draw upon when he wrote it.
No, the film didn't follow the book exactly, but it did tell an enjoyable story.
For those of you who haven't read the book, but have seen the movie...
The Eloi were supposed to be small, childlike and gentle.
The Morlocks were suppose to be small, hunchbacked, physically superior to the Eloi and physically inferior to the good Dr. Also they could not come to the surface because after so many years living underground their eyes had become too weak to withstand the light of the sun.
If anybody goes to see an epic, you'll be disapointed.
If you go to see one of the most well-made SF films in a long time, you'll be pleased.
11th Mar 02, 2:10 PM
Folks, I propose a new corollary to the format of reviews:
Spare your negative commentary unless you've seen it, and if you've seen it, keep in mind that a review can extoll something as being either or both
If it does both it is excellent, but simply being entertaining is not necessarily a strike against it.
13th Mar 02, 5:19 PM
It wasn't that entertaining either.............
13th Mar 02, 6:59 PM
i thought the ending was kind of disappointing (ive never read the book, im trying to get around to it. is the ending in the book different?)
**** spoilers ****
i dont see how he can change the future if he cant change the past. When he went forward in time to the barren molten lava world, the place where he ended in (hence-forth known as jungle-world) was the past, so he technically couldnt change the future cause he would be changing the past :p
Besides when he blew up the Morlocks underground civilization thing, the resulting landscape looked a hellova lot like the one he saw in the future.
I guess it just depends on your POV, considering if u travel through time theres no real definition to 'past', 'present' and 'future' since time wouldn't necissarily adhere to where you come from but what time period your in.
or mabey its just the lack of sleep getting to me...:err:
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