The Time Traveler's Wife, the book on which the movie in this trailer is based, is a story about a man born with a gene that spontaneously shoots him through time. Pretty cool concept. Thing is... it's a romance story. I really don't know how to feel about this. Maybe readers can help me out. On the one hand, it has one of my favorite sci-fi conventions and one of my favorite actors. On the other hand, it's a chick flick. Not to say that chick flicks are necessarily bad... just that... I'm not sure if it makes a good mix with sci-fi. On the other-other hand, this concept has already been visited by Doctor Who in "The Girl in the Fireplace," to much applause.
Of this one thing I am sure: Eric Bana is awesome if for no other reason than he played the part of the awesomest time-traveling Romulan of all time. And now he's dropping the pointed ears and going for a more soft-hearted time traveler. I'll watch it if for no other reason than he's in it. What are your thoughts?
Edit: Here's the other thing about this movie... does he always leave his clothes behind when he travels through time?? Doesn't that make it a little awkward upon arrival? Also, if he jumps to another part of the year, will the earth be on the other side of the sun, leaving him behind in space? (Sorry, that's just a time traveling pet peave of mine.)