The Time Machine

The 1960 film version of H.G. Wells’ classic, The Time Machine, is a fun romp. Though the pacing is a bit slower than modern films, it clips along nicely once it gets started, with some fine time-lapse photography during the time travel scenes. The acting is serviceable, and the Moorlocks appropriately scary looking, especially when their pants pull down a bit too low in back as if they’re some kind of far-future refrigerator repairmen. Actor trivia: Rod Taylor, who plays the lead in this film, also voiced Pongo for 101 Dalmatians. (The real version with no Glen Close to be seen.)