The Time Machine

Posted on December 13, 2002 at 5:17 am

B+
Lowest Recommended Age: Middle School
Profanity: None
Alcohol/ Drugs: None
Violence/ Scariness: Intense peril, characters killed, scary monsters
Diversity Issues: A theme of the movie
Date Released to Theaters: 2002

In honor of this year’s B-Movie celebration, the DVD pick of the week is one of the films they are showing at the festival, the classic George Pal version of the H.G. Wells fantasy. A man named Wells (Rod Taylor) invents a time machine and uses it to travel to the future, where he finds a post-apocalyptic world of gentle Eloi and monstrous Morlocks. It is an exciting adventure, and well worth discussing, to ask kids why Wells thought that this was where the future would lead and what he would predict if he set the story 100 years from now.

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