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Time Machine is it really that bad?


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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   Mike Peveler

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Posted July 22 2002 - 04:27 AM

I was thinking of picking this up, just wondering if it is really as bad as I have been reading. I love this genre of film and can deal with a fair amount of cheesiness.

#2 of 23 OFFLINE   Paul_Medenwaldt

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Posted July 22 2002 - 04:50 AM

If you've read the book or seen the orignal movie, you will be greatly disappointed.

But some of the effects are pretty good and are worth a watch.

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#3 of 23 OFFLINE   Joshua Moran

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Posted July 22 2002 - 05:20 AM

It's not terrible. Especially for the $14.99 price at Best Buy.

#4 of 23 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted July 22 2002 - 06:02 AM

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Especially for the $14.99 price at Best Buy


It's gonna be $15.99, but it's still the lowest price I've seen and you get a free bonus DVD that's only at that chain.
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#5 of 23 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted July 22 2002 - 06:24 AM

It's pretty bad. I didn't have any expectations, as I'd seen bad reviews before going to see the film. I had serious problems with the film. It's pretty though, and fairly well acted.
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#6 of 23 OFFLINE   LeeL

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Posted July 22 2002 - 07:18 AM

The only reason I saw this one was because my wife and I were at the theatre, but arrived late for the last LOTR showing. This was the only thing not sold out, and I now understand why.

Maybe my expectations were too high, maybe I expect too much from Dreamworks themselves, but I didn't enjot Time Machine at all. In fact, I fell asleep about 2/3 of the wy through (my wife, in fact, nudged me after someone had complained about some jackass making snoring sounds while Jeremy Irons was talking).

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#7 of 23 OFFLINE   Mark Bendiksen

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Posted July 22 2002 - 07:36 AM


I just watched this movie last weekend on an airline flight from Florida to Texas. I realize that it was edited for content and pan'n'scanned. However, the film would suck in ANY aspect ratio.

The beginning was nice, but about halfway through the movie takes a left turn and never recovers. It's indeed pretty bad, IMHO.

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#8 of 23 OFFLINE   soop.spoon

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Posted July 22 2002 - 07:52 AM

see Ron's Review and the subsequent discussions for all the details.

And yes... it totally sucks.

#9 of 23 OFFLINE   Andrew Bunk

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Posted July 22 2002 - 07:55 AM

It maybe worth a rental.

Personally,
after his fiance-to-be gets nailed by the carriage, I was too busy laughing to take the movie seriously. It was so comical.


Not something that needs repeat viewing.
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#10 of 23 OFFLINE   Chris Rock

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Posted July 22 2002 - 08:07 AM

I'm gonna pick it up so I can enjoy the eye- and ear-candy again.
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#11 of 23 OFFLINE   Matt Pelham

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Posted July 22 2002 - 08:14 AM

It's not cheese that brings this movie down. I agree with everyone who said it starts off OK, then seriously goes downhill very fast and stays there. Please don't buy this one sight unseen.

#12 of 23 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted July 22 2002 - 08:15 AM

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The movie is blasphemous. I'm sure Welles is doing about warp 9 spinning in his grave considering his grandson was the one doing the blaspheming

#13 of 23 OFFLINE   MichaelG

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Posted July 22 2002 - 09:52 AM

When my buddy asked me about it after my girlfriend and I saw it at the theaters, I said it was "OK", but I wouldn't recommend seeing it at the theater. I would say it's a rental.
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#14 of 23 OFFLINE   WilliamG

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Posted July 22 2002 - 10:05 AM

Answering your subject header:
YES.


#15 of 23 OFFLINE   Peter Overduin

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Posted July 22 2002 - 10:53 AM

I normally agree with Ron's reviews and as a result he has cost me lots of money!

This is the first time I didn't. Was it great? No. Its a big step above Battlefield Earth, Wing Commander and Pearl Harbor. Its on the same level as Lost in Space, Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider. Its lower than pretty much everything else.

If you have the ability to enjoy movies without carrying too much historical baggage along with you into your HT room, you will enjoy this DVD. It's a very solid audio and video presentation of a mediocre film.
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#16 of 23 OFFLINE   Wayne Reibold

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Posted July 22 2002 - 01:22 PM

Answering your original question:
YES!!!!

#17 of 23 OFFLINE   Tom Rags

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Posted July 22 2002 - 01:41 PM

Uggg, I'm with Mark B. I saw this on an international flight (once again, understanding that it is pan-n-scanned etc), but this movie was unwatchable. Keep in mind, this was all I had to do for the next two hours....and doing nothing was the best option. After the very promising first 10 minutes or so, I started reading my vomit bag over and over and over. Do NOT buy this sight unseen! I was planning on doing so until I saw it in its full craptasticity on the plane.

#18 of 23 OFFLINE   Richard Ruffner

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Posted July 22 2002 - 02:32 PM

My Wife and I enjoyed it. It was certainly no Kate and Leopold Posted Image but neverless a good popcorn flick. I'm buying the DVD.
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#19 of 23 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted July 22 2002 - 02:40 PM

Yes, it is a bad movie. Horrible? No. Bad? Yes.

#20 of 23 OFFLINE   Derek M Germano

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Posted July 22 2002 - 05:04 PM

If you want to see a good movie with a time machine on DVD, then check out TIME AFTER TIME or the original THE TIME MACHINE.

TIME AFTER TIME
http://www.thecinema....r-time-dvd.htm

THE TIME MACHINE
http://www.thecinema....achine-dvd.htm

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