War of the Worlds (2005) – Steven Spielberg 

  I dive back into more HG Wells cinematic adaptations with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, settling in to rewatch the Spielberg take on the classic invasion tale, done so well in the previously reviewed 1953 film. Spielberg’s updated take on the story is a modern, post 9/11 version which tries to walk the line, mostly successfully between modern sensibilities…

The Time Machine (2002) – Simon Wells

  My foray into the Sci-Fi Chronicles book continues as we cath up now with the cinematic work inspired by the works of HG Wells. I’ve previously reviewed two of the titles recommended in the book, the 60s version of The Time Machine, and the Nicholas Meyer thriller Time After Time. So it was time…

The Time Machine (1960)

The 101 Sci-Fi Movies allowed me the chance to revisit this fun George Pal classic, featuring Rod Taylor as H. George Wells, this is just a rip-roaring good fun film. Based on the immortal tale by H.G. Wells, the tale is set at the turn of the 20th Century and the film’s protagonist, George has…

The War of The Worlds (1953)

The updated moral of the story may be remember to get your vaccination shots, but this film, a welcome re-discovery on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list is always an enjoyable watch. Based on the immortal tale by H.G. Wells, the story is updated, and lifted from England, and placed on the Pacific coast of the…

Things To Come (1936)

H.G. Wells penned the script for this film from the 101 Sci-Fi Movies to see before you die, and it is a sometimes bleak and depressing look at our future, though still ends with the possibility of hope, as to steal a phrase, ‘the human adventure continues…’ Our story begins in 1940, set in the…

The Invisible Man (1933)

We’re already into the talkies in the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list! What a film to start with! From the Universal vaults, who brought us the most reognized visions of Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolf-man, the also gave us this version of H.G. Well’s story of The Invisble Man. Claude Rains, who will always be Casablanca’s…

Le Voyage Dans La Lune (1902)

That special certain someone who picked me up the 101 Horror Movies to See Before You Die has done it again. This time she gave me 101 Sci-Fi movies to see before you die. Now, while I haven’t finished the horror movies yet, I thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit,…

The Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Charles Laughton takes on the role of Dr. Moreau in this version of the classic H.G. Wells tale. It is also, for me, probably the best adaptation of the subject matter that I have seen on the big screen. Laughton’s performance is gleeful, and he’s a lot of fun to watch. You can see the…