I have been very interested in the subgenre of science fiction known as "Steampunk". It's an eclectic, energetic, and mostly eccentric genre for those who like quirks and the bizzare. As many noted book bloggers have said that H.G. Well's The Time Machine was one of the original inspirations for the genre, I had to give it a try. Unfortunately I'm not patient enough to give the book an attempt...I took one look at the prose and almost died. So that left the movies! Though the original was full of cheese-ball sound effects and kind of ridiculous images of the future, it still had some cool parts and I definitely enjoyed it. That being said, the newer one was much more to my liking with a more interesting plot and WAY cooler gadgets. Three Cheers for Steampunk and for H.G. Well's!