History YMMV / TheTimeMachine2002

29th Aug '15 4:26:49 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.
4th May '15 11:51:12 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: See DesignatedVillain.
4th May '15 11:48:57 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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* DesignatedVillain: The Über-Morlock. He's supposed to be evil because he controls the monstrous-looking Morlocks preying on the [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman more conventionally human Eloi]], but he comes off as the smartest character in the film and his argument for this state of affairs being "800,000 years of evolution" makes more sense than Alexander's claim that it's a perversion of nature. He even logically explains why Alexander can't prevent his girlfriend's death, his entire motive for time travelling in the first place, and after giving him the answer, permits him to leave without a fight. In fact, it's Alexander that attacks him first.
18th Mar '15 8:34:59 PM Lenoxus
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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.
23rd Jan '15 11:17:37 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* {{Narm}}: "The Uber-Morlock"? ''Really?''

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* {{Narm}}: "The Uber-Morlock"? Über-Morlock"? ''Really?''
14th May '14 2:24:00 AM azul120
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: In the 2030 library, one of the extras (a woman scolding her son) can be heard to say "...or so help me I'll resequence your genome!"
4th Jan '14 7:33:42 PM Kinola
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* CrowningMusicofAwesome: "Eloi," "Stone Language," and "Godspeed" apply to this.
10th Oct '13 4:48:44 PM MCanter89
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* HypeBacklash: Marketing for the film constantly remind us that Simon Wells is HG's great grandson. While Simon has proven himself to be a talented director, his work may be better suited to making [[WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt Animated Feature Films.]]

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* HypeBacklash: Marketing for the film constantly remind us that Simon Wells is HG's great grandson. While Simon has proven himself to be a talented director, his work may be better suited to making [[WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt Animated Feature Films.]]Films]].



* OneSceneWonder: As with ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', the Morlocks were given a leader that had not existed previously, in order to explain what was going on those unfamiliar with the source material. Played [[HamAndCheese with a side of cheese]] by Creator/JeremyIrons.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: The TropeNamer, specifically Guy Pearce, at least according to Creator/RogerEbert.

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* OneSceneWonder: As with the Borg in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', the Morlocks were given a leader that had not existed previously, in order to explain what was going on those unfamiliar with the source material. Played [[HamAndCheese with a side of cheese]] by Creator/JeremyIrons.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: The TropeNamer, specifically Guy Pearce, at least according to Creator/RogerEbert.Creator/RogerEbert.
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6th May '13 6:08:17 PM Thecommander236
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* OneSceneWonder: As with ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', the Morlocks were given a leader that had not existed previously, in order to explain what was going on those unfamiliar with the source material. Played [[HamAndCheese with a side of cheese]] by JeremyIrons.

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* OneSceneWonder: As with ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', the Morlocks were given a leader that had not existed previously, in order to explain what was going on those unfamiliar with the source material. Played [[HamAndCheese with a side of cheese]] by JeremyIrons.Creator/JeremyIrons.
29th Apr '13 4:31:53 AM Tuckerscreator
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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: The TropeNamer, specifically Guy Pearce, at least according to RogerEbert.

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: The TropeNamer, specifically Guy Pearce, at least according to RogerEbert.Creator/RogerEbert.
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