Anyone Can Travel Through Time. These Time Travelers Do it with Style.
Anyone can make a list of the best time travel movies, but it takes a real geek with a lot of free time to make a list of the best movie time travelers. That being said, there’s a big difference between the characters and the movies they might have appeared in. Truthfully, a lot of the movies on this list wouldn’t find themselves anywhere near my personal top time travel movies list. Still, just because a movie isn’t great doesn’t mean that the characters aren’t. That’s why I’ve decided to take on a bigger challenge with this week’s Top 10 list. So get ready, because this list is coming at you… Or maybe it already did. Who knows? Time travel can be confusing.
10. Kevin (Time Bandits)
Let’s kick this list off with one of the lesser-known cinematic time travelers. Kevin was just a regular kid that got caught up in the wrong crowd. I have no idea why there aren’t more PSA’s about Time Bandits influencing our youth with their time crimes and half-baked plans, but they definitely would have helped Kevin avoid a whole mess involving Robin Hood, Napoleon, King Agamemnon, and the Supreme Being. Still, Kevin’s innocence kept his heart pure and managed to keep him from stepping on any butterflies.
9. Bill & Ted (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure)
Let’s face it, these two put together have the mental capacity of one person, so I think it’s fair to include them both on here. While many time travelers worry about paradoxes and butterfly effects and all that stuff. Bill and Ted used the god-like power granted upon them to pass a high school history project. True, it was to save the future as George Carlin knew it, which makes it all forgivable in the end. However, I’m convinced that Alex Winter is trapped somewhere in history, which explains why we’ve never heard from him again.
8. Joe (Looper)
So, remember that butterfly effect that I just mentioned a few minutes ago? Well, that’s kind of what makes Joe so unique. You see, Joe is an assassin that kills people sent back to him from the future, which is a pretty creative way to get away with a crime. The thing is that Joe is given the job to, well, kill himself. Which is raises the question if it’s suicide or homicide? So, Joe has to butt heads with old Joe, while old Joe tries to fix the future and keep young Joe safe because whatever happens to him happens to him. Yeah, it’s confusing. Just trust me on this one.