History Film / TheTimeMachine2002

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.''
9th Jun '17 10:42:40 PM WillDraco
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* AndIMustScream: The Uber-Morlock ends up hanging onto the Time Machine but outside the bubble; he's forced to basically age to death ''in normal time'', unable to either let go of the machine or stop the process.

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* AndIMustScream: The Uber-Morlock ends up [[https://youtu.be/nd3MVcbnfAc?t=1m24s hanging onto the Time Machine but outside the bubble; bubble;]] he's forced to basically age to death ''in normal time'', unable to either let go of the machine or stop the process.



* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Vox, the photonic library computer AI from 2030, inexplicably manages to survive the apocalypse in an above-ground building which presumably has absolutely no protection from that sort of thing. His power and memory unit last literally hundreds of thousands of years. The fact that he remembers ''everything'' doesn't help. Leads to a bit of PetTheDog when he's given the opportunity to do the one thing he wants to do: teach.

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Vox, the photonic library computer AI from 2030, inexplicably manages to survive the apocalypse in an above-ground building which presumably has absolutely no protection from that sort of thing. His power and memory unit last literally hundreds of thousands of years. The fact that he remembers ''everything'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61xq5Kja1Uo doesn't help. help.]] Leads to a bit of PetTheDog when he's given the opportunity to do the one thing he wants to do: teach.teach.
* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: Goes into full effect when Alex [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9SemYK9HEw travels forward]] for the first time, making the coming destruction all the more tragic.
17th Apr '17 1:03:55 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.



* YoungFutureFamousPeople: Referenced. Alex is in touch with a bright young man from a Swiss patent office, one Mr. [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]].

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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: Referenced. Alex is in touch with a bright young man from a Swiss patent office, one Mr. [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Mr. Einstein]].
13th Mar '17 7:35:18 PM Mdumas43073
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13th Mar '17 7:33:36 PM Mdumas43073
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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.

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 YouCantFightFate comes into play, and his attempts to save her only result in death employing other means to find her.

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''The Time Machine'' is a 2002 adaptation science fiction film directed by Simon Wells Wells, loosely adapted from the classic [[Literature/TheTimeMachine novel of the Science Fiction Novel The Time Machine same name]] by his grandfather H.G. Wells.

Creator/HGWells.

The movie has several departures from the [[Film/TheTimeMachine1960 1960 iteration.film adaptation]]. The Time-Traveler is Dr. Alexander Hartdegen, Hartdegen (Creator/GuyPearce), scientist and inventor. Alex sometimes comes off as overly optimistic and absent minded to his friend David Philby (Mark Addy) (Creator/MarkAddy) and his doting Housekeeper. housekeeper Mrs. Watchit (Phyllida Law). The plot is set in motion when just after proposing to his girlfriend Emma (Sienna Guillory) (Creator/SiennaGuillory) 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 YouCantFightFate 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 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 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 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.

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

In the lair of the Morlocs Alex meets the “Uber-Morlock” (Jeremy Irons) Uber-Morlock (Creator/JeremyIrons), 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 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 Eloi 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.
6th Dec '16 2:48:50 PM theLibrarian
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* StableTimeLoop: A heartwrenching example. [[spoiler:Alex ''can't'' stop Emma from dying, because her dying is the catalyst of him building his time machine, so time will come up with a way to kill her so that he ''has'' to go invent the time machine, trapping himself in the loop.]]
4th Nov '16 11:43:01 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ChekhovsGun: Alex reaching out of the time bubble to catch his dropped pendant [[spoiler:and his hand rapidly aging while outside the bubble's protection]].

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* ChekhovsGun: Alex reaching out of the time bubble to catch his dropped pendant [[spoiler:and and his hand rapidly aging while outside the bubble's protection]].protection. [[spoiler:The Uber-Morlock is killed when Alex manages to shove him outside the bubble and sends the machine forward, aging him to dust.]]



* DeadlyDeferredConversation: Nonlethal example. Alexander is arguing with his friend after the death of his fiance. They agree to continue the discussion in a week but by that time Alexander is stuck in the future.

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* DeadlyDeferredConversation: Nonlethal example. Alexander is arguing with his friend after the death of his fiance. They agree to continue the discussion in a week but week, during which Alex intends to change history and fix things. Instead, by that time Alexander is stuck in the future.


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* SkepticNoLonger: After living hundreds of thousands of years and happening to run into the same yokel who was babbling about impossible time travel, Vox seems to have accepted that Alex was telling the truth on that count. Not much else is made of it, as both have bigger concerns at this point.
22nd Oct '16 1:31:13 AM JordanTH
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Reasoning that if he discovered the secret to time-travel someone else eventually would, Alex decides to skip the years of maturation of the technology and travels forward in time, hoping to find an answer to why he cannot change the past. He arrives in the year 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 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.

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Reasoning that if he discovered the secret to time-travel someone else eventually would, Alex decides to skip the years of maturation of the technology and travels forward in time, hoping to find an answer to why he cannot change the past. He arrives in the year 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 time line he is wounded and kocked knocked out while his time machine continues forward. By the time he comes to the machine has spirited him to the year 802,701.
2nd Oct '16 12:47:27 AM eroock
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* OntologicalInertia: No matter what Alex tries, his fiancée's death cannot be changed.
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