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
When Alexander arrives on the date of May 24th, 2030, he is seen watching the "Future is now" on a large screen. When he unravels the rope that lets the "step-down" stairs down, a man in a white shirt and blue jeans can be seen slightly behind the time machine for a brief second, then he vanishes back under the machine when Alexander is walking toward the screen. See more »
Ok, first off, Guy Pearce is a wonderful actor. The brilliance he brings to Memento is enough. He can be in a million crappy movies and still be considered great.
Now, whoever "wrote" this piece of crap does NOT deserve such honours. Did you actually READ the book? Can you read at all? What did you do, skim the Cliffs Notes for this book, then glance at the 1960 movie and think : "What a neat idea"?
I don't know what is wrong with Hollywood. H.G. Wells writes a brilliant novel, which is still enjoyed by people over 100 years later. Let me say that again in case you missed it: ONE HUNDRED YEARS! The story is obviously just fine the way it is, otherwise it would've been forgotten long ago. Have you ever heard of market research?
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe if you apply the Hollywood cookie cutter to everything you see then you'll make more money than if you use, oh I don't know, artistic ability. But then again, why do you think Peter Jackson's the Lord of the Rings movies have done so well? He didn't just put the title on some standard story line. No. He read the book (I'll wager he read it SEVERAL times). Then he set about using his talents to create a brilliant visual interpretation of the printed page. And he made millions. Maybe you can too.
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