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The Time Machine tm2
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2002
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Cast: Guy Pearce, Jeremy Irons, Doug Jones, Phyllida Law, Lenny Loftin
Genre: Action & Adventure

Running Time: 96
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
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Studio:  Dreamworks Video DVD Region:  1 PG-13
DVD Release:  Jul 2002 Discs:  1 (DVD) [$12.99]
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Reviews:  Both versions of the film has Alan Young, most known for his TV series "Mr. Ed," i it.

While the 1960 version of "The Time Machine" remains a science fiction classic, this adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel benefits from a dazzling CGI facelift. Digital wizardry shows us the awesome splendor of eons passing in an eye blink, while Wells's heroic time traveler--played with appealing conviction by "Memento"'s Guy Pearce--is given a stronger motivation for piloting his time machine 800,000 years into the future. Long after New York City has crumbled and the moon shattered by a nuclear accident, Pearce finds a new home with the peacefully primitive Eloi, after confronting the subterranean Morlocks (courtesy of Stan Winson's monster shop) and their evil overlord (Jeremy Irons in wicked, pigmentless makeup). Trading Wells's social commentary for pure adventure, director Simon Wells (the author's great-grandson) maintains the story's legacy of wonder, despite a few hokey embellishments. Catering to a younger audience, this "Time Machine" is fun without being particularly distinguished--a treat for the eyes, if not the brain. "--Jeff Shannon"


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