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Still shot from the movie: The Time Machine (2002).

The Time Machine (2002)

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Overall: B-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Theater Release: 03 Mar 2002
Video Release: 22 Jul 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

The Eloi have “no knowledge of the past and no ambition for the future”. How important is it for society to learn from the mistakes and successes of history? How can that help us make wiser decisions?

Alexander Hartdegen couldn’t accept what happened in the park. How did that affect the rest of his life? When should we accept things that have happened to us and move on, and when should we fight to make things better? Do you think his decision to build the time machine was an improvement or detriment to future generations?

Is there something in your past that you wish you could change? How do you think it would impact your life now or even your future?

Futuristic movies and television shows often portray people dressed in spandex-like body suits (think Star Trek, etc.). Considering how fashion trends tend to repeat, do you think our society will ever adopt that type of clothing? When were the fashions you are currently wearing popular?

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