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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2005, 04:27:44 am »
I thought every aspect of Back to The Future was perfect, besides the time travel.

I've never seen a movie that did realistic time travel. Movies have to be entertaining, not necessarily realistic, you know?

It's hard to do a realistic time travel movie, when no one knows what would really happen or how they could feasibly do it.

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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2005, 01:09:49 pm »
I suppose you can count the Terminator Movies. The ultimate battle to stop something unstoppable.

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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2005, 08:24:52 pm »
Time travelers 1964 best movie other than the time machine/ H.G. Wells version of the same era.
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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2005, 09:14:02 pm »
There was a movie released about 3 or 4 years ago called 'The Time Machine' starring Guy Pearce. Pretty average movie, but yeah.


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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2005, 02:12:59 pm »
I didn't really like that one.
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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2005, 04:53:10 pm »
Time Machine was fun but not a brilliant movie.  I am suspicious that the future human race will be hot, english speaking latinas.  -leeman

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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2005, 11:19:09 pm »
I hate movies that try to be smart by adding a time paradox like Harry Potter and the Terminator, but when you think about it you notice it's impossible.

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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2005, 11:52:33 pm »
Terminator isn't really a time paradox because they kept changing the way things were supposed to turn out: it's just that the people who knew about it in the past weren't the ones that could stop SkyNet from taking over.

With Harry Potter that would be a time paradox because he saved himself but since its part of the book and its explained well I wouldn't count that as a bad thing for the plot.
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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2005, 09:23:44 am »
Think about the Terminator 1.  OK the plot is interesting, but think about it.  The robot is sent back in time first.  Then the human.  But time travel doesn't work real time.  As soon as you send something back in time everything in the current world becomes altered by the affects of that time travel immediately (theoretically).  If that movie followed the rules of time travel (also known as logic) the robot would have killed O'Conner and rendered the whole franchise useless.

As for Harry Potter, how can you save yourself if your dead?  If a dementor rapes you, you're dead.  So how did Harry Patter manage to escape and then go back in time to save himself from being raped? 

Again, time travel was done poorly by these stories to compensate for the story, and to look "smart".

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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2005, 11:49:04 am »
Well with Harry Potter it follows the rules that every thing in the time is unchangeable becasue even people who time travel are part of the grand scheme of things.  So you could argue that all that happened there had meant been already played out and will play out forever.

With Terminator yeah it does break its own rules in a way.
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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2005, 08:28:37 pm »
One of the best time travel movies I've seen is Donnie Darko.  If you haven't seen it (and its a fairly obscure movie) definately find it.  Its awesome.

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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2005, 08:30:59 pm »
yes. Donnie Darko is one of my favourite movies, everytime I watch it I pick up on something else, and I love the music in it!

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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2005, 09:29:09 am »
I never understood Donnie Darko.  Everyone says it's so great... and yes while it is entertaining, it goes straight over my head.  If someone could clear up what the hell happens at the end (i must've watched it 4+ times to try to fathom it), i would be much obliged.  If it contains spoilers then so as not to ruin it for others say so.  Cheers =).

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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2005, 02:35:56 pm »
Think about the Terminator 1. OK the plot is interesting, but think about it. The robot is sent back in time first. Then the human. But time travel doesn't work real time. As soon as you send something back in time everything in the current world becomes altered by the affects of that time travel immediately (theoretically). If that movie followed the rules of time travel (also known as logic) the robot would have killed O'Conner and rendered the whole franchise useless.

As for Harry Potter, how can you save yourself if your dead? If a dementor rapes you, you're dead. So how did Harry Patter manage to escape and then go back in time to save himself from being raped?

Again, time travel was done poorly by these stories to compensate for the story, and to look "smart".

The only thing is that time travel theory is impossible to predict because nobody has time travelled yet. The best, and most conflicting, theories i have read on time travel are in the new Science of Discworld novel Darwin's Watch, read it if you can there is also some stuff about FTL travel and wormholes and of course evolution.

Any way back to good time travel movies. Donnie Darko very good, me and my freind think we figured it out, was a while ago but i think i might put in a post about our findings at a later date. The original Time Machine movie, a classic, Back to the Future, I can think of more but none really that i think were that good, more might spring to mind later
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Re: Movies about time travel
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2005, 03:38:39 am »
Do you count Groundhog day seeing as how Bill Murry lived the same day again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again.