Movie Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife

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My Rating: 3Stars

This evening I saw the movie The Time Traveler’s Wife at UA Cinema, Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Another one of the movies from my Must See Movies list.

The movie’s plot is different from what the title implies and not unlike the 2001 Kate & Leopold with Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman, or the 2006 The Lake House with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. All three movies use the concept of moving between times to deliver a love story that cannot happen.

In this latest movie, Eric Bana (Henry DeTamble) of Hulk fame, delivered a very good performance playing the time traveller who has no control of which time he jumps to or when.

The only thing consistent is that he will always return to significant life events, in all cases he cannot alter the outcome of his past and future. For this sort of movies, the audiences cannot go in thinking everything in the movie will be believable, you have to go in with the attitude that the movie will try to capture you and take you away to an imaginary world.

Usually I gage the ability of a movie the capture my full attention by whether I notice the areas around the screen, rows in front or the people next to me. During this movie I did all three. At times the movie was a bit slow, it had scenes that repeats but did not offer additional information to the plot of enrich the story in any way. This is the main reason it lost one of the penguins from my rating.

If you are a romantic you will enjoy this movie. It has all the elements of a romantic drama, love story that cannot happen, lovers that are kept apart, in this case the condition of time travelling. This is the reason this movie retains the 3 penguins of my rating.

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it on iTunes
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

2 Comments

  1. I've read the novel before watching the movie, actually there are lots of details that didn't say in the movie, like there was a part Henry saw his mother on the train again, she just suddenly come out and gone fast. It was a bit confused for the audience if they didn't read the book first. I'm kinda disappointed about the movie.

  2. I've read the novel before watching the movie, actually there are lots of details that didn't say in the movie, like there was a part Henry saw his mother on the train again, she just suddenly come out and gone fast. It was a bit confused for the audience if they didn't read the book first. I'm kinda disappointed about the movie.

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