Picture from The Time Machine (1960)
Overall B+

In the adaptation of H.G. Wells' famous novel, an eccentric inventor explores the future in his time machine. A cannibalistic society and some very brief fighting scenes are the only content concerns for this fun yet thought provoking science fiction classic.

Violence B-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A-
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: G

Talk to your kids about…

The Time Machine (1960)

When George escapes into the future, what problems does he leave behind? What new ones does he pick up along the way? Was it a worthwhile trade? George states that without knowing our past we have no future. How can knowledge of world history influence current events?

If you could go into the future, what information from the past would you want to take with you?

What can we learn from the indolence of the Eloi? How might those lessons apply to our own society’s attitude of “working toward retirement?” What are the benefits of challenge, hard work, and education?