The Time Machine – Edited

Theatrical Release: March 8, 2002
DVD Release: November 18, 2003


Based on the classic sci-fi novel by H.G. Well, The Time Machine stars Guy Pearce as Alexander Hartdegen, a scientist and inventor who’s determined to prove that time travel is possible. In the 1890’s, he builds a time machine that send him progressively farther in the future — eventually hurtling him 800,000 years from now to a strange time where mankind has divided into two races: the hunters and the hunted.

Dove Review

As the ground seems to spew them out, the hideous, apelike Morlocks, suddenly appear, grabbing some of the passive Elois. Ruled by Uber-Morlock (Jeremy Irons), the personification of evil, the Morlocks will put some of the captured women in cages to be used as breeding vessels, but most of the sheep-like Elois become food for the subterranean monsters. Mara explains to Hartdegen that because of the Morlock, her people never look back on the past or forward to any future, giving life no meaning. Now that’s scary! The contrasting lives of the Elois and the Morlocks, like evolution theory taken to the extreme, find the stronger Morlocks eventually surviving alone. In his travels, Alexander learns the civilized world he lived in, fell apart in 2037, when the moon disintegrated. THE TIME MACHINE has no sexual content, however, a few mild crudities and one exclamatory profanity slightly mar the dialogue. The story is pure science fiction and not intended to be taken as real, but some of the violent scenes are certainly not appropriate for young children. However, its bleak view of a Godless universe will, hopefully, make viewers thankful for the reality of God’s faithfulness and many blessings.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: H.G.Wells and David Duncan
Director: Simon Wells
Genre: Action
Runtime: 96 min.
Reviewer: Dave Lukens