The Time Machine (2002)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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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.


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11 October 2004 | eht5y
Aside from a few good CGI moments, this movie is a total disaster. Guy Pearce continues his tradition of playing smug, arrogant intellectuals tormented by some cliché painful loss. He's had his moments (L.A. Confidential, Memento) but here he's insufferable. The plot's deviations from the original story turn one of the more prophetic science fiction novels of its age into a ludicrous muppet show that resembles 80's-era Sci-Fi clunkers like 'The Beastmaster' and 'Conan the Barbarian.' With the exception of Pearce (a smug jerk, but a pretty good actor), the performances are atrocious. It's a real shame, because the potential was there for a superb sci-fi saga. But make no mistake--this film is total garbage. Don't waste your time.

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,610,437 10 March 2002

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