One oft he few times when the mobilisation of all available Hollywood trickery really resulted in something like movie-magic. The antiquated physicality of the FX only plays to their charms. Rod Taylor proves to be an adequate emotional performer, but he demonstrates great physical presence.
I always liked Rod Taylor. He's a strong, rugged, no-nonsense kind of guy. Every time I hear George Pal's name I immediately start to sing, "But When worlds collide, said George Pal to his bride 'I'm gonna give you some terrible thrills'" I am also slightly enamored with Yvette, though she doesn't really have a great role.
Well, it's not like my expectation. But damn, I love the ending. It has a good impact to me. The special effects were a way ahead in its time. It's worth to watch because it's so entertaining. Like it!
Un savant génial qui se fait prénommer George, pour garder l'anonymat, vient d'inventer une machine à explorer le temps, ce qui lui a permis de se retrouver en 1917, en 1943, en 1966 et en l'an 80000 .....
Dans l'esprit de H.G. Wells ! www.cinefiches.com
Nice to watch, but somehow no real classic.
The Morlocs are of course terrible. Did Wells picture them as monsters anyhow? Guess he wanted to show that the class struggle might end that way, with the poor ones winning, and with the unproductive bourgeoisie being normal cattle, even being razed with concerns to welfare. Making a monster movie instead of scifi shows the uncertainty of the filmmakers. Very funny.