The Time Machine (1960)

A man’s vision for an utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society. (IMDb)

The first two acts here are excellent, as Taylor’s optimistic Wells shifts time travel from theory to practice. His charisma and some old-school stop motion time lapses pace this adventure that is fleshed out by intriguing historical social commentary. It is the final act that falters a bit, as Wells’ ambition turns into a hero complex consummated by an eye-rolling romance. Cringe-worthy special effects and cinematography top off this mediocre final act of an otherwise engaging sci-fi adventure.



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