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The Time Machine

posted by Nell Minow
Lowest Recommended Age:4th - 6th Grades
MPAA Rating:NR
Alcohol/Drugs:Social drinking
Violence/Scariness:Some disturbing content, scary monsters
Diversity Issues:A theme of the movie
Movie Release Date:1960
DVD Release Date:July 8, 2014
Lowest Recommended Age: 4th - 6th Grades
MPAA Rating: NR
Profanity: None
Nudity/Sex: None
Alcohol/Drugs: Social drinking
Violence/Scariness: Some disturbing content, scary monsters
Diversity Issues: A theme of the movie
Movie Release Date: 1960
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2014

There’s a brand-new Blu-Ray of 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.

  • ChatteringMind

    This was one of my absolute favorite movies as a kid and I showed it to my own children fairly recently. Afterwards, my too-cool, film savvy fourteen -year- old son said: “For an old movie, this was really quite scary.” Translation: He liked it. If I could have a wish, it would be to time travel and this film really does inspire great conversations on our relationship to the future, present and past.

  • Nell Minow

    It is one of our family favorites, too, and much better than the remake. I’m working on a list of favorite time travel movies, so suggestions welcome and stay tuned!

  • Andrea

    The version starring Guy Pierce was pretty entertaining, as well.

  • Nell Minow

    It was, Andrea! I liked it better than most of the critics, some really striking visuals.

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