In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.
Based on the classic sci-fi novel by H.G. Wells, scientist and inventor, Alexander Hartdegen, is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdegen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers that mankind has divided into the hunter - and the hunted.Written by
Vox signs off by saying "Live long and prosper," the famous quote from Star Trek's Spock. As Vox leaves, the hissing/mechanical sounds of Enterprise's doors can be heard. See more »
Most, if not all of the structures built in New York City around Alexander's former home on East 60th street are not present during the zoom out section of the 1899-2030 time travel sequence. Some of these structures include the Plaza Hotel, The Metropolitan Club, The Pierre, Hotel Sherry-Netherland, Ritz Tower, and Rockefeller Center. See more »
Who are you to question 800,000 years... of evolution?
This is, this is a perversion of every natural law.
[grabs him by the throat]
And what is time travel but your pathetic attempted to try to control the world around you? Your futile effort to have a question answered? You think I don't know you, Alexander? I can look inside your memories, your nightmares, your dreams. You're a man haunted by those two most terrible words: What if?
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Gorgeous science fiction and fantasy movie based on H.G. Wells classic
Well written and produced film , it is an acceptable rendition from H.G.Wells novel . In fact , a picture of H.G. Wells is visible in Alexander's house in several shots . Before being filmed by George Pal/Byron Haskin with starring Rod Taylor , and Sebastian Cabot, Whit Bissel, and Alan Young who has a tiny role in this second version, 2002 . Here the star is Guy Pearce who gives a good playing . The film deals with time travel because his girlfriend played by Sienna Guillory has been killed and Guy Pearce who invents a device tries to go back in time with the aim to reborn her . His travel machine to transport him within the dimensions of time and ahead at future world , But the time travel machine was ahead at future world where inhabit the evil Morlocks who rule over the good Eloi . There Pearce lives dangerous and frustrating experiences. As he travels forward into time , it reveals a dark and dangerous society.
This exciting movie mingles noisy adventures , franctic action , a love story , drama , breathtaking special effects and it results to be very amusing . Originally scheduled for December 2001 , the release was bumped to March 2002 because of a decision whether to remove a scene involving a meteor shower which crippled New York . The producers were concerned that such a scene may stir memories of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center . Interesting adaptation by prestigious John Logan , also co-producer , who equally wrote the Eloi language .
Guy Pearce stars the main role giving a cool acting . He did most of his own stunts , and occasionally got frustrated when he wasn't allowed to do a few . In fact , Guy Pearce broke a rib during the filming when he tackled the Morlock from the side . The support cast is agreeable , singer Samantha Mumba is nice , Mark Addy is fine , Jeremy Irons plays an incredible villain person and Orlando Jones performs a a humorous acting , as always . The cinematography by Donald McAlpine and musical score by Klaus Badlet are excellent , direction by Simon Welles (H.G.Wells'descendant) is first-rate . However , Gore Verbinski was brought in to take over the last 18 days of shooting, as Simon Wells was suffering from "extreme exhaustion" ; later on , Wells returned for post-production . Rating: 7 , entertaining and charming .Better than average , the picture contains all the ingredients that make it a good Sci-fi movie . It's still highly amusing and maintains its sense of wonder.
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