Time Machine
2002
**
Director: Simon Wells
Cast: Guy Pearce, Mark Addy, Orlando Jones, Samantha Mumba, Jeremy Irons

A 19th century scientist builds a time machine in order to go back in time and save the woman he loves. After a failed attempt he ends up 800,000 years into the future and discovers the fate of humanity. This adaptation is supposedly quite faithful to H.G. Wells’ scifi novel but, frankly, the story is a mind-boggling mess. Presumably the message is that while you can’t change the past you can change the future.