*** out of 5
A lot of cool visual effects, but the story is not very compelling. By letting "message" and utopian propaganda take precedence over characters, this story loses the interest of the viewer far too quickly. If you don't care about the characters, you won't care enough to receive any message a story may have to deliver. This is a key failure of such pieces, and a glaring irony in the work of HG Wells in general- that in his efforts to promote Humanist ideology, his character fail to be relatable- human. They are mouthpieces for his philosophical and political thoughts and little more.