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The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Date: Mar 20 2002

Intro

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go forward or backward in time? Joe found out after he watched The Time Machine. Discover if he liked the movie.

Dialog

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Miguel

Miguel

Joe

Joe

Miguel:  How was The Time Machine?

Joe:  It was great. It wasn’t as good as the original one though.

Miguel:  What’s the original? You mean original movie or the book?

Joe:  Well, the book and the movie by H.G. Wells[/def].

Miguel:  So, you read that book? Isn’t it really long?

Joe:  Uh, yeah, kind of.

Miguel:  So, did the movie do the book justice?

Joe:  Uh, it did.

Miguel:  What was the best part of it?

Joe:  The best part of the movie was the actual time machine. It looked cool how they had designed the time machine.

Miguel:  So, the special effects were pretty good?

Joe:  The special effects were good, yeah.

Miguel:  Like, it compares to The Matrix or it’s not quite that cool?

Joe:  No, not as cool as The Matrix, but it was still pretty cool to see him go from where he was to the future in seconds.

Miguel:  So, tell me real quick, what’s the basic story? Why does he travel around time?

Joe:  Because his fiancée was shot and killed and he tries to go back in time to change it.

Miguel:  Oh, so he wants to go back and like save her life.

Joe:  Right.

Miguel:  So, why does he travel far into the future, ’cause the time machine is messed up or something?

Joe:  No, he travels into the future to figure out the reason why he can’t save her life in the past.

Miguel:  Oh, I see very complicated. So should I see the movie?

Joe:   No, wait for it on video.

Miguel:  Okay, good to know.

 

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Discussion

Wouldn’t it be fun to travel into the future and see how things would change? Will people fly around in cars like in the movie, Back to the Future II? Will our environment be destroyed or will humans use up our natural resources? There are so many deep issues to think about and that’s why I think it’s fun to watch movies like The Time Machine. They really make you wonder how civilization will change and how it will survive.
In The Time Machine, Alexander Hartdegan builds a time machine to save the woman he loves from being killed. Why would you use a Time Machine? Would be just for fun or to help prevent wars, disease, poverty, or other horrible things that happen? Let me know on the Movie Madness message boards.
Have an awesome week!
Nedra

 

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miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

I haven't seen this movie and haven't read book too.

04:40 PM Dec 23 2008 |

mahawy

Saudi Arabia

Something fun-I hope that I have one-Thanks

04:21 PM Dec 16 2008 |

soso so

soso so

Saudi Arabia

I hope if I can go back to the past and change everything that happened to me, but this happens in the imagination

10:23 AM Dec 11 2008 |

mehmetd

mehmetd

Turkey

ı ve never seen movie but like 'the matrix'

02:45 PM Nov 24 2008 |

mehmetd

mehmetd

Turkey

ı have not saw movie that like'matrix'and  'lost'

10:16 AM Oct 16 2008 |

karoomy

karoomy

Saudi Arabia

I think it's great movie

06:41 AM Oct 05 2008 |

karoomy

karoomy

Saudi Arabia

I think it's great movie

06:41 AM Oct 05 2008 |

zago

zago

Egypt

i have not see this movie

so

i do not know

09:27 PM Sep 27 2008 |

wuaihappy

wuaihappy

China

so if you have the time machine ,what would you want to do!

03:11 AM Sep 26 2008 |

jimy313

United Arab Emirates

it's maybe great , but how i can see it?Smile

04:34 AM Sep 13 2008 |

bounnn

bounnn

Turkey

Would be the time machine really, i am thinking  what will i use it? Actually, i would use for fun not change my back or future life. it's good or worse is mine. it doesn't matter.

01:03 PM Sep 05 2008 |

Kurt76

Russian Federation

I sow this movie many time, and with pleasure will be see more.

11:32 AM Aug 22 2008 |

anaan

anaan

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I love fiction movies , and I wish I had a time machine to go backward ( ancient era).

04:06 PM Aug 17 2008 |

anilpansuria

India

I will  surely watch the movie

09:02 AM Aug 11 2008 |

jasminekhan

India

i watched the movie and i like it

04:47 AM Aug 05 2008 |

KeLe

KeLe

China

It shows a warn to all human being,the development of  the moon destory the earth

12:59 PM Jul 23 2008 |

H3

H3

Saudi Arabia

My time is not allowed to watch films, Even in holidays. FrownI read only, but not read this book. Cool

12:00 PM Jul 20 2008 |

figi

figi

Turkey

yeah.we watched it in english class….but i couldnt see the last part:(but it was funny…heh the man was going crazy…every backing time the woman had died by different ways…He didnt changed the destiny with his machine…then he went to future which there was no land…then monsters bla bla bla…that's all i remember:P

11:40 AM Jun 28 2008 |

jonnie

jonnie

China

i haven't seen it yet,but i thingk if it existed in the reality , it would never happended ,u konw ,in china , the big earthquart , the big disarster.

09:09 AM Jun 13 2008 |

guiltylove

guiltylove

India

I wanna watch the film!

02:55 AM May 26 2008 |

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