The Time Machine

Jays Rating:

H.G. Wells classic novel about time travel comes to life in the science fiction-adventure film Time Machine. You need to leave the doors to the theater open when you see this one – it’s going to stink. Alexander Hartdegden (Guy Pearce) is a scientist-inventor who becomes distraught when his fiancé is killed during a robbery attempt. He builds a time machine so he can go back in time and change the past in order to save his girlfriends life. When Alexander learns that the past can’t be changed, he takes his time machine 800,000 years into the future. (This is just one of many things that doesn’t make sense. How is going into the future supposed to change the past?) After the short 800,000 year trip with only a few short stops along the way (I obviously couldn’t see, so I guess they were bathroom breaks) he arrives to meet a group of peaceful, cliff dwelling people called the Eloi. When a grotesque group of beings called the Morlocks spring from beneath the earth to capture the Eloi, Alexander changes from inventor to action hero so he can save the day. (Gag!) Alexander eventually meets the Uber-Morlock (Jeremy Irons) and of course there is a battle between good and evil. This film had a lot of potential, but instead it’s corny and cheesy. Aside from the silly characters, the plot was laughable. It was cut into two separate story lines, one before traveling into the future and the second while living with the Eloi and fighting the Morlocks. I wish I could have jumped 2 hours into the future and missed this movie. Don’t get me wrong it has a few entertaining moments, but it’s too ridiculous for me to give it anything higher then a D rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.