History Film / TheTimeMachine2002

2nd Dec '17 4:07:25 PM BreadBull
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* VoodooShark: In the original film nor in the book it's never explained how the time traveller can understand what people are saying 800,000 years into the future. This film does try to explain it by saying that the people speak a different language and that the 'stone language', or English, they learned from comes from broken signs and whatnot in Manhattan. Unfortunately that just raises questions on the logistics of how since a) only a tiny portion of all English vocabulary would be found on signs; b) knowing just the words don't help you in learning the language, you also need to know grammar, structure, etc. to form sentences.
18th Nov '17 8:50:21 PM DeepRed
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* FashionsNeverChange: Subverted in that the Eloi and Morlocks' clothing are fitting of a ScavengerWorld. Also averted, as with the 1960 version, with the fashion shop mannequin briefly seen during the first time travel sequence depicting the changing fashions throughout the first half and a bit of the 20th century.
18th Nov '17 8:39:57 PM DeepRed
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* OurTimeTravelIsDifferent: The Video Cassette variety, as with the novel and the 1960 version.
18th Sep '17 7:03:25 AM CosmicFerret
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* ReleasedToElsewhere: A strange case here: When Hartdegan asks Mara about her parents, she says only that "They have gone from this place", which Hartdegan interprets as a gentle euphemism for death. However, thanks to the manipulations of the Uber-Morlock making people forget, it's possible that she genuinely does not know or remember what happens to the Eloi the Morlocks harvest.
7th Sep '17 1:22:29 PM Sumatris
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* EvilAlbino: The Uber-Morlock

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* EvilAlbino: The Uber-MorlockUber-Morlock.



* GodivaHair: Mara wears a [[VaporWear largely transparent net top]] [[{{Fanservice}} that leaves little of her upper body to imagination]] for much of the movie, yet her naughty bits are always obscured by either shadows or her long, strategically draped hair.



* {{Irony}}: Because Alex created the machine for the purpose of saving his fiancee, that's the one thing that he can't use it to do.[[note]]The very nature of a predestinational paradox is that you'll always need to have the reason that you made the time machine to time travel in the first place![[/note]]

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* {{Irony}}: Because Alex created the machine for the purpose of saving his fiancee, that's the one thing that he can't use it to do.[[note]]The very nature of a predestinational paradox is that you'll always need to have the reason that you made the time machine to time travel in the first place![[/note]]place.[[/note]]
* JitterCam: Used briefly during the escape scene in the finale.


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* ShoutOut: The first time Vox encounters Alex, he parts from the strange fellow with a snarky "[[Franchise/StarTrek Live long and prosper]]", complete with the mandatory gesture.
6th Sep '17 3:05:45 PM Gosicrystal
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* AccidentallyAccurate: The nature of Vox, which is a projected image onto a standing glass sheet. Anyone who has gone to a concert with [[Franchise/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] or featuring dead performers brought back for 'one last show' will recognise the method by which it works, with Vox even disappearing as it moves to another sheet, as if the hidden projector is moving around to a new angle.
30th Aug '17 8:53:54 PM Gouken20xx
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* CallBack: At the start of the film, in a seemingly throwaway conversation, Alexander tells David he gets into a philosophical rant about how generic everyone's look is, with endless bowler hats, Alexander wanting to just get rid of them. In the closing seconds of the film, David looks like he's about to tip his hat to his missing friend... when he outright throws it away, showing his respect for Alexander's radical ideas.



* {{Irony}}: Because Alex created the machine for the purpose of saving his fiancee, that's the one thing that he can't use it to do.

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* {{Irony}}: Because Alex created the machine for the purpose of saving his fiancee, that's the one thing that he can't use it to do.[[note]]The very nature of a predestinational paradox is that you'll always need to have the reason that you made the time machine to time travel in the first place![[/note]]



*** He actually mentions he's the last remaining Vox, because the rest of the library, including the original books, is fossilised or worse. It also only turns on when someone is nearby, so keeping the batteries running indefinitely.



** When he's turned on in the distant future, he's picked up EVEN MORE quirks, being effectively a library computer WITHOUT A LIBRARY.



** Watch Back To The Future sometime. They should have erased themselves several times over.



* TooDumbToLive: In 2030, someone apparently thought using nukes on the moon to make caves for future habitats was a good idea. Cue apocalypse.

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* TooDumbToLive: In 2030, someone apparently thought using nukes on the moon to make caves for future habitats was a good idea. Cue apocalypse.Cue, a few years later, ApocalypseHow.


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** As a handwave, he mentions he's the only Vox left, and there's only one corridor of the entire library shown to be intact. It's not inexplicable, it's just dumb luck.
23rd Aug '17 2:31:29 PM Gouken20xx
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* AccidentallyAccurate: The nature of Vox, which is a projected image onto a standing glass sheet. Anyone who has gone to a concert with [[Franchise/{{Vocaloid}} Hatsune Miku]] or featuring dead performers brought back for 'one last show' will recognise the method by which it works, with Vox even disappearing as it moves to another sheet, as if the hidden projector is moving around to a new angle.
25th Jul '17 9:17:10 AM LtFedora
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* AnachronismStew: In the opening, it's passingly mentioned that Alex is corresponding with a Swiss patent clerk named Einstein. The film opens in 1899. Albert Einstein, while a brilliant university student, didn't get his job as a patent clerk until 1902.

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* AnachronismStew: In the opening, it's passingly mentioned that Alex is corresponding with a Swiss German patent clerk named Einstein. The film opens in 1899. Albert Einstein, while a brilliant university student, didn't get his job as a patent clerk until 1902.
6th Jul '17 4:42:43 PM theLibrarian
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* NeverMyFault: The mugger that ends up killing Emma is visibly shocked by the act, and has the gall to ask Alex "Why did you [resist]? It was only a ring!" when ''he'' was the one that was mugging two people that were in the middle of a ''wedding proposal.''
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