History Film / TheTimeMachine2002

19th Feb '16 10:43:33 PM TheRoguePenguin
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The Time Machine is a 2002 adaptation by Simon Wells of the Science Fiction Novel The Time Machine by his grandfather H.G. Wells.

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\nThe ''The Time Machine Machine'' is a 2002 adaptation by Simon Wells of the Science Fiction Novel The Time Machine by his grandfather H.G. Wells.



* Aesop: Accept the things you cannot change, and move on, no matter how painful it is.

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* Aesop: AnAesop: Accept the things you cannot change, and move on, no matter how painful it is.



* LostInImitation: This film seems to really be a rather loose [[TheRemake remake]] of the 1960 film, which itself was a somewhat loose adaptation of Wells' novel, so you can imagine how little it resembles the book in any way.
** The film ''was'' directed by a direct descendant of H.G. Wells (his great-grandson Simon Wells) so that could mitigate any dissonance in the adaptation.

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* LostInImitation: This film seems to really be a rather loose [[TheRemake remake]] of the 1960 film, which itself was a somewhat loose adaptation of Wells' novel, so you can imagine how little it resembles the book in any way.
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way. The film ''was'' directed by a direct descendant of H.G. Wells (his great-grandson Simon Wells) so that could mitigate any dissonance in the adaptation.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Some fans have [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation questioned]] whether Alexander killing the Uber-Morlock, thus leaving the more feral Morlock without a leader, in fact is what brought on the apocalypse that Alexander saw in the even more far-future.
** Alternatively, destroying a single hive may not have done anything to change the BadFuture, as the Uber-Morlock told him there were many others. What's to stop the other hives from expanding into the now-empty territory?

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Some fans have [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation questioned]] whether Alexander killing the Uber-Morlock, thus leaving Uber-Morlock leaves the more feral Morlock without a leader, in fact is what brought on the bringing about an apocalypse that since the feral Morlock have nothing keeping them in check. Alexander saw in fixes this by turning his time machine into a temporal bomb, wiping out the even more far-future.
** Alternatively, destroying a single hive may
entire colony. It's not have done anything revealed what happened to change the BadFuture, as the Uber-Morlock told him there were many others. What's to stop the other hives from expanding into the now-empty territory?colonies.



* RagnarokProofing: Averted with Earth in general. After the lunar disaster, any traces of civilization were pretty much obliterated over almost a million years.

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* RagnarokProofing: RagnarokProofing:
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Averted with Earth in general. After the lunar disaster, any traces of civilization were pretty much obliterated over almost a million years.



--> '''Alex''': This is a perversion of every natural law!
--> '''Uber-Morlock''': [[ArmourPiercingQuestion And what is time travel?!]] But your pathetic attempt to control the entire world around '''you'''!

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--> '''Alex''': This is a perversion of every natural law!
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law!\\
'''Uber-Morlock''': [[ArmourPiercingQuestion And what is time travel?!]] But your pathetic attempt to control the entire world around '''you'''!



* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: The photonic library computer. The computer even gets visibly irritated at what he regards as stupid questions from the Time Traveler, when a real computer would simply and happily attempt to answer any of his inquiries regardless of what was asked. This means that for whatever reason creators gave him the same flaws as a human librarian would have, even though there was no reason for it and would actually hinder his performance as a library computer.

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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: The Vox, the photonic library computer. The computer He speaks slowly to get his point across to Alexander, and even gets visibly irritated at what he regards as stupid questions from the Time Traveler, questions, when a real computer would simply and happily attempt to answer any of his inquiries regardless of what was asked. This means that for whatever reason his creators gave him the same flaws as a human librarian would have, even though there was no reason for it and would actually hinder his performance as a library computer.



* ScienceIsBad: "We went too far."
** The irony is that Alex has drawings in his lab that perfectly mirror the 2030's New York. Despite the fact that Alex is a visionary, it was ultimately men like him that doomed the world.

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* ScienceIsBad: "We went too far."
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" The irony is that Alex has drawings in his lab that perfectly mirror the 2030's New York. Despite the fact that Alex is a visionary, it was ultimately men like him that doomed the world.



* TimeIsDangerous: The titular device creates a spherical bubble to protect the occupant. Reach outside, that protection no long applies. Alex hurts his hand when he instinctively grabs at an item he dropped. The Uber-Morlock, while wrestling with him on the machine, ends up hanging outside the bubble and ages into dust. Logically, any attempt to reach outside the bubble should have violently scattered their atoms across dozens of years of history, but the RapidAging looked cooler, presumably.
** Or left the Uber-Morlock standing there with no hands. Presumably, some atoms would be scattered as they are pushed out by the dissipating aura radiating off the time bubble.

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* TimeIsDangerous: The titular device creates a spherical bubble to protect the occupant. Reach outside, that protection no long applies. Alex hurts his hand when he instinctively grabs at an item he dropped. The Uber-Morlock, while wrestling with him on the machine, ends up hanging outside the bubble and ages into dust. Logically, any attempt to reach outside the bubble should have violently scattered their atoms across dozens of years of history, or cut the Uber-Morlock's hands off when Alex started going forward, but the RapidAging looked cooler, presumably.
** Or left the Uber-Morlock standing there with no hands. Presumably, some atoms would be scattered as they are pushed out by the dissipating aura radiating off the time bubble.
presumably.
30th Jan '16 6:42:29 PM TitoMosquito
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* MyNaymeIs: Filby is Philby.
23rd Jan '16 9:34:33 AM morenohijazo
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* BrainMonster: The Morlock leader is of a caste in which the brain has become so enlarged that it's not only visibly exposed on the back of his head, but its lobes extend halfway down his back as well.
8th Dec '15 2:22:51 PM Whistler
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The movie has several departures from the 1960 iteration. The Time-Traveler is Dr. Alexander Hartdegen, scientist and inventor. Alex sometimes comes off as overly optimistic and absent minded to his friend David Philby (Mark Addy) and his doting Housekeeper. The plot is set in motion when just after proposing to his girlfriend Emma (Sienna Guillory) the pair is mugged, and being unwilling to surrender the engagement ring she is shot and killed. Alex becomes a shut-in devoting all of his time and energy into making his theoretical time-machine into a reality. However YouCan'tFightFate comes into play, and his attempts to save her only result in death employing other means to find her.

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The movie has several departures from the 1960 iteration. The Time-Traveler is Dr. Alexander Hartdegen, scientist and inventor. Alex sometimes comes off as overly optimistic and absent minded to his friend David Philby (Mark Addy) and his doting Housekeeper. The plot is set in motion when just after proposing to his girlfriend Emma (Sienna Guillory) the pair is mugged, and being unwilling to surrender the engagement ring she is shot and killed. Alex becomes a shut-in devoting all of his time and energy into making his theoretical time-machine into a reality. However YouCan'tFightFate YouCantFightFate comes into play, and his attempts to save her only result in death employing other means to find her.
8th Dec '15 2:22:39 PM Whistler
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The movie has several departures from the 1960 iteration. The Time-Traveler is Dr. Alexander Hartdegen, scientist and inventor. Alex sometimes comes off as overly optimistic and absent minded to his friend David Philby (Mark Addy) and his doting Housekeeper. The plot is set in motion when just after proposing to his girlfriend Emma (Sienna Guillory) the pair is mugged, and being unwilling to surrender the engagement ring she is shot and killed. Alex becomes a shut-in devoting all of his time and energy into making his theoretical time-machine into a reality. However You Can't Fight Fate comes into play, and his attempts to save her only result in death employing other means to find her.

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The movie has several departures from the 1960 iteration. The Time-Traveler is Dr. Alexander Hartdegen, scientist and inventor. Alex sometimes comes off as overly optimistic and absent minded to his friend David Philby (Mark Addy) and his doting Housekeeper. The plot is set in motion when just after proposing to his girlfriend Emma (Sienna Guillory) the pair is mugged, and being unwilling to surrender the engagement ring she is shot and killed. Alex becomes a shut-in devoting all of his time and energy into making his theoretical time-machine into a reality. However You Can't Fight Fate YouCan'tFightFate comes into play, and his attempts to save her only result in death employing other means to find her.



Here the Eloi are protrayed as Magical Native Americans, and lean very hard on Acceptable Breaks From Reality to be able to understand his language. Alex begins to make friend among the Eloi including “Mara” played by Samantha Mumba. Shortly thereafter Mara is kidnapped by the Morlocks, and with the Eloi too frightened to attempt a rescue he resolved to do so himself.

In the lair of the Morlocs Alex meets the “Uber-Morlock” (Jeremy Irons) who controls the Morlocks (and spies on the Eloi) through telepathy. Knowing who and what Alexander is, the Uber-Morlock shows him a vision wherein his wife never dies, and as a result he chooses to spend his time with her and with his family rather than on building his time-machine. Now having given him the answer the Uber-Morlock chooses to direct Alexander to return to his own time. But with nothing to return to Alexander chooses to fight the Uber-Morlock and converts his time-machine into a bomb to destroy the Morlocks, hopefully freeing the Eloy from their predation. The movie ends with Alexander finally coming to terms with the events he cannot change, and moving on to live in the new time in which he has found himself.

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Here the Eloi are protrayed as Magical Native Americans, and lean very hard on Acceptable Breaks From Reality AcceptableBreaksFromReality to be able to understand his language. Alex begins to make friend among the Eloi including “Mara” played by Samantha Mumba. Shortly thereafter Mara is kidnapped by the Morlocks, and with the Eloi too frightened to attempt a rescue he resolved resolves to do so himself.

In the lair of the Morlocs Alex meets the “Uber-Morlock” (Jeremy Irons) who controls the Morlocks (and spies on the Eloi) through telepathy. Knowing who and what Alexander is, the Uber-Morlock shows him a vision wherein his wife never dies, and as a result he chooses to spend his time with her and with his family rather than on building his time-machine. Now having given him the answer to the question of why he couldn't change the past, the Uber-Morlock chooses to direct Alexander to return to his own time. But with nothing to return to home to, Alexander chooses to fight the Uber-Morlock and converts his time-machine into a bomb to destroy the Morlocks, hopefully freeing the Eloy from their predation. The movie ends with Alexander finally coming to terms with the events he cannot change, and moving on to live in the new time in which he has found himself.himself.
8th Dec '15 2:19:50 PM Whistler
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'''''The Time Machine''''' is a 2002 film adaptation by Simon Wells of the science fiction novel ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' by his grandfather Creator/HGWells.

The movie departs even further from the novel than [[Film/TheTimeMachine1960 the 1960 version]]. This time, the Time-Traveler is named Dr. Alexander Hartdegen (Creator/GuyPearce). He's an American in this version, [[FakeAmerican so naturally he's played by a British-born Australian actor]]. Alex loves science and inventing things, but his friend David Philby (Creator/MarkAddy) knows that ScienceIsBad. After the death of his fiancée Emma (Sienna Guillory), Alex spends years building a TimeMachine so he can go back and prevent it. However, it turns out that YouCantFightFate, so he heads off for the future, hoping it'll hold the solution to his problem. In the year 2037, space colonists decide using nukes for mining is a brilliant idea and blow up the moon. Large chunks of the moon rain down on the Earth, knocking humanity back to the Stone Age. So clearly science is terrible.

Alex arrives in the year 802,701. In this version, the Eloi are portrayed as {{Magical Native American}}s, as opposed to their usual Greco-Roman vibe, and Weena's counterpart is named "Mara" and played by Samantha Mumba. After Alex gets to know her for awhile, Mara is kidnapped by the Morlocks. The other Eloi refuse to do anything about it, so Alex sets off to rescue her on his own. Within the Morlocks' underground lair, he meets the BigBad, the so-called "Uber-Morlock" (Creator/JeremyIrons) answers Alex's original question. The answer, of course, is that he can't rescue Emma because that would create a TemporalParadox. Anyway, Alex causes his time machine to blow up and all the Morlocks die in a big explosion as he and Mara OutrunTheFireball. And so our ScienceHero has learned that [[GreenAesop living in harmony with nature is awesome]] and settles down with Mara.

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'''''The
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H.G. Wells.

The movie departs even further has several departures from the novel than [[Film/TheTimeMachine1960 the 1960 version]]. This time, the iteration. The Time-Traveler is named Dr. Alexander Hartdegen (Creator/GuyPearce). He's an American in this version, [[FakeAmerican so naturally he's played by a British-born Australian actor]]. Hartdegen, scientist and inventor. Alex loves science sometimes comes off as overly optimistic and inventing things, but absent minded to his friend David Philby (Creator/MarkAddy) knows that ScienceIsBad. After the death of (Mark Addy) and his fiancée doting Housekeeper. The plot is set in motion when just after proposing to his girlfriend Emma (Sienna Guillory), Guillory) the pair is mugged, and being unwilling to surrender the engagement ring she is shot and killed. Alex spends becomes a shut-in devoting all of his time and energy into making his theoretical time-machine into a reality. However You Can't Fight Fate comes into play, and his attempts to save her only result in death employing other means to find her.

Reasoning that if he discovered the secret to time-travel someone else eventually would, Alex decides to skip the
years building a TimeMachine so he can go back of maturation of the technology and prevent it. However, it turns out that YouCantFightFate, so he heads off for the future, travels forward in time, hoping it'll hold to find an answer to why he cannot change the solution to his problem. In the year 2037, space colonists decide using nukes for mining is a brilliant idea and blow up the moon. Large chunks of the moon rain down on the Earth, knocking humanity back to the Stone Age. So clearly science is terrible.

Alex
past. He arrives in the year 802,701. In 2037, where human efforts to colonize the moon have ended in disaster causing the moon itself to breakup and pelt the Earth with meteors. While attempting to flee this version, time line he is wounded and kocked out while his time machine continues forward. By the time he comes to the machine has spirited him to the year 802,701.

Here
the Eloi are portrayed protrayed as {{Magical Magical Native American}}s, as opposed to their usual Greco-Roman vibe, Americans, and Weena's counterpart is named "Mara" and lean very hard on Acceptable Breaks From Reality to be able to understand his language. Alex begins to make friend among the Eloi including “Mara” played by Samantha Mumba. After Alex gets to know her for awhile, Mumba. Shortly thereafter Mara is kidnapped by the Morlocks. The other Morlocks, and with the Eloi refuse too frightened to do anything about it, so Alex sets off to attempt a rescue her on his own. Within he resolved to do so himself.

In
the Morlocks' underground lair, he lair of the Morlocs Alex meets the BigBad, the so-called "Uber-Morlock" (Creator/JeremyIrons) answers Alex's original question. The answer, of course, is that he can't rescue Emma because that would create a TemporalParadox. Anyway, Alex causes his time machine to blow up and all “Uber-Morlock” (Jeremy Irons) who controls the Morlocks die in a big explosion as he (and spies on the Eloi) through telepathy. Knowing who and Mara OutrunTheFireball. And so our ScienceHero has learned that [[GreenAesop living in harmony what Alexander is, the Uber-Morlock shows him a vision wherein his wife never dies, and as a result he chooses to spend his time with nature is awesome]] her and settles down with Mara.his family rather than on building his time-machine. Now having given him the answer the Uber-Morlock chooses to direct Alexander to return to his own time. But with nothing to return to Alexander chooses to fight the Uber-Morlock and converts his time-machine into a bomb to destroy the Morlocks, hopefully freeing the Eloy from their predation. The movie ends with Alexander finally coming to terms with the events he cannot change, and moving on to live in the new time in which he has found himself.


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* Aesop: Accept the things you cannot change, and move on, no matter how painful it is.
29th Aug '15 4:27:06 AM Anicomicgeek
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* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: Arguably, this film's aversion of the trope is surprising. The book uses the Eloi-Morlock split as a commentary on class, but the 1960 film treats it as the outcome of nuclear war. Replacing nuclear war with genetic engineering seems almost too obvious an update (given that the root differences between Eloi and Morlocks are evolutionary/genetic), but instead it is changed to "lunar colony accident" by way of a more generic (or at least ambiguous) ScienceIsBad message.
2nd Jul '15 11:45:27 AM GusF
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The movie departs even further from the novel than [[Film/TheTimeMachine1960 the 1960 version]]. This time, the Time-Traveler is named Dr. Alexander Hartdegen (Creator/GuyPearce). He's an American in this version, [[FakeAmerican so naturally he's played by a British actor]]. Alex loves science and inventing things, but his friend David Philby (Creator/MarkAddy) knows that ScienceIsBad. After the death of his fiancée Emma (Sienna Guillory), Alex spends years building a TimeMachine so he can go back and prevent it. However, it turns out that YouCantFightFate, so he heads off for the future, hoping it'll hold the solution to his problem. In the year 2037, space colonists decide using nukes for mining is a brilliant idea and blow up the moon. Large chunks of the moon rain down on the Earth, knocking humanity back to the Stone Age. So clearly science is terrible.

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The movie departs even further from the novel than [[Film/TheTimeMachine1960 the 1960 version]]. This time, the Time-Traveler is named Dr. Alexander Hartdegen (Creator/GuyPearce). He's an American in this version, [[FakeAmerican so naturally he's played by a British British-born Australian actor]]. Alex loves science and inventing things, but his friend David Philby (Creator/MarkAddy) knows that ScienceIsBad. After the death of his fiancée Emma (Sienna Guillory), Alex spends years building a TimeMachine so he can go back and prevent it. However, it turns out that YouCantFightFate, so he heads off for the future, hoping it'll hold the solution to his problem. In the year 2037, space colonists decide using nukes for mining is a brilliant idea and blow up the moon. Large chunks of the moon rain down on the Earth, knocking humanity back to the Stone Age. So clearly science is terrible.
15th Mar '15 7:31:02 PM tropeminer
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''The Time Machine'' is a 2002 film adaptation by Simon Wells of the science fiction novel ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' by his grandfather Creator/HGWells.

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''The '''''The Time Machine'' Machine''''' is a 2002 film adaptation by Simon Wells of the science fiction novel ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' by his grandfather Creator/HGWells.
27th Dec '14 5:21:30 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90T7iLuzFgg The Time Machine]]''''' is a 2002 film adaptation by Simon Wells of the science fiction novel ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' by his grandfather Creator/HGWells.

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'''''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90T7iLuzFgg The
''The
Time Machine]]''''' Machine'' is a 2002 film adaptation by Simon Wells of the science fiction novel ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' by his grandfather Creator/HGWells.



!'''Tropes from the 2002 film version which weren't in the book:'''

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!'''Tropes !!Tropes from the 2002 film version which weren't in the book:'''
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* PromotedToLoveInterest: The 2002 film goes further than the older movie adaptation: not only was Weena replaced with a love interest named Mara and the Eloi made even less childlike, but the Time Traveler was given an entire backstory of building the machine as a way to save his girlfriend from being killed by a mugger.



* {{Weenalized}}: Again.
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