HE WAS SEARCHING FOR THE ANSWER TO HIS PAST. HE BECAME A HERO FOR THE FUTURE.
19th century scientist Alexander Hartdegen (Guy Pearce) loses the love of his life and spends the next four years inventing a time machine that hopefully will bring him back to his beloved Emma. The grandson of H.G. Wells directed this adaptation of the famous novel, which adds a few new twists to the story. They help motivate the time traveling and develop the logical reasoning of the brutal Morlocks… but these twists are no game-changers. It is essentially the same story and the movie is an enjoyable enough adventure. At first Pearce is hard to accept but grows into his part as the grieving, obsessed traveler.
2002-U.S. 96 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Simon Wells. Novel: H.G. Wells. Music: Klaus Badelt. Cast: Guy Pearce (Alexander Hartdegen), Samantha Mumba (Mara), Orlando Jones (Vox), Mark Addy, Jeremy Irons, Phyllida Law.
Trivia: Alan Young, who co-starred in the 1960 original, has a small role. Gore Verbinski replaced Wells for the last two weeks of shooting.