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The Time Traveler’s


I loved the book, and I thought the movie did a decent though not brilliant job of bringing it to the screen. I can’t understand why so many critics were so harsh. Here was a science fiction love story that had a fairly new idea: a man who was apt to simply vanish into another time, without warning, leaving his clothes behind. Think about the difficulties inherent in that statement. He might arrive somewhere in the middle of winter, and in fact, that eventually kills him. The man and woman meet at different times in their lives, including when she is just a child. It’s complicated, maybe not all that easy to follow. Is that it? Does SF cinema now completely equal brainless action comic book movies?