* CrowningMusicofAwesome: "Eloi," "Stone Language," and "Godspeed" apply to this.
* 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.
* 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]].
* MisaimedFandom: Of ''course'' the Morlocks are {{Magnificent Bastard}}s and the Eloi are {{Idiot Hero}}es!
* {{Narm}}: "The Über-Morlock"? ''Really?''
** It could have been worse. They could have called him "Peak Morlock."
* 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.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: See DesignatedVillain.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: The TropeNamer, specifically Guy Pearce, at least according to Creator/RogerEbert.
* 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.
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