I really liked this new movie version of the H.G. Well's classic. Instead of retreading what's been done before, most notably from the George Pal adaptation, the characters are portrayed very differently. Here, the time traveller is a desperate man, trying to figure out why he cannot change the past, no matter how many times he goes back (to prevent the death of his fiance). So he goes to the future--2030, where there are colonies on the moon--and then a few years later when the moon is starting to break up, causing havoc on the surface of the Earth. He's knocked unconcious and is hurtled some 800,000 years in to the future, where he is befriended by the Polynesian-like Eloi. It seems a very idyllic life...until he finds out about the Morlocks. These suckers are even nastier looking than the creatures in the 50's version--apelike, albino, with skull-like faces--and they can even run on all fours, like a predator. When his new female friend is abducted in a raiding party he decides to go after her--and enters the underground world. Here he discovers the terrible secret, of the Morlock's eating the humans, and also that there are a few different kinds of Morlocks. The hunters he encountered are controlled by a more human looking species (the leader portrayed by Jeremy Irons), who not only eat the Eloi but use them for breeding purposes as well.