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Movies that got time travel right.

Discussion in 'The Movies' started by Chris Blount, May 29, 2012.

  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    After watching Men in Black III, I started thinking about how bad time travel is portrayed in the movies. There are very few that get it right or come close.

    For me, there is only one movie that got if fully correct. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Those that have seen it know what I'm talking about.

    What movies would you consider good time travel movies with few paradoxes/plot holes?
     
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  3. Herdfan

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    Back to the Future 1 & 2. 3 was just stupid.
     
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    Time after Time
     
  5. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I agree. I think Carl Sagan said that those movies nailed time travel. I guess he saw something we didn't.

    I still enjoy the BTTF trilogy however. Fun to watch.
     
  6. machavez00

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    Certainly not Timecop.
     
  7. Alan Gordon

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    To me, the only movies that have ever truly remained completely scientific, involved two guys... one named Bill and the other named Ted.

    I can't believe nobody's mentioned it yet... :scratch:

    ~Alan
     
  8. yosoyellobo

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    The Time Traveler's Wife got it mostly right.
     
  9. lugnutathome

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    Most of the movies got it all creative licensed up but the book (I know how quaint) Thrice Upon a Time by James P Hogan. . .Also from the same author "The Proteus Operation" But these ain't movies so sorry.

    Back to the future 2 was the one with the best of the time continuity of the three.

    Don "where is the Time Tunnel now when NBC needs it?" Bolton
     
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    i liked "The BUtterfly Effect"
     
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    Timecrimes is probably in the same vein as Prisoner of Azkaban in regards to time travel.

    Primer is just mind-blowing.
     
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    The best one I know of came out in 2034.
     
  13. Alan Gordon

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    The 2057 remake is FAR superior...

    ~Alan
     
  14. Chris Blount

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    I agree. Primer did pretty well with Time Travel. The science was almost believable.
     
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    Sure was. I saw it last year.
     
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    It's kind of like space movies. For every movie that is accurate scientifically (and even the best of them like 2001 or Contact have some inaccuracies), you have ones that get it very wrong. Same for time travel movies.
     
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    I wonder which movies you think got it terribly wrong?

    I feel Terminator has to many over sites and plot holes myself.

    Its not out yet but I get the feeling the movie "Looper" might get time travel right :)
    http://youtu.be/5kGFyVKmqA0
     
  18. Carl Spock

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    I miss Calvin and Hobbes. :lovenote:
     

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