Sometimes a group of top-notch professionals deliver a turkey film so much more Turkish than a real turkey. 2003’s The Time Machine is one of those examples: great actors (Guy Pearce and Jeremy Irons), great special effects, great original story (H.G. Wells), and a legendary movie composer – Klaus Badelt. The problem was they hired Simon Wells as the director, presumably because he is a direct descendent of H.G. Wells. Mr. Wells had a nervous breakdown from the monumental pressure during the shoot, and it shows. There is a limit to how much suspense we as an audience can take during a movie; “This can’t be real” is what you’ll be whispering to each other if you watch this movie, and not because of the special effects. Oh, but the song is great. Hail Badelt!