I'm trying to identify a movie I saw once in the early 2000s. It was a movie my mom had rented from Blockbuster and I remember walking in at some point to watch a fairly significant portion of it - I certainly missed part of the beginning of the film, and don't remember if I saw the whole thing. I remember it was on DVD with an animated menu, but I don't know how old the actual movie was. I do remember it was one of the first movies I saw involving a time machine.
Details I remember:
- The protagonist is a man in his late 20s, early 30s with black hair and a beard.
- Near the beginning of the film, the protagonist's girlfriend gets shot. They are at a fairground in the winter, and she is wearing a bright red coat and hat.
- The protagonist builds a time machine. It has an open design (no protective glass or anything), and the protagonist sits on a chair in the center under a metal dome, in front of a control panel. The time machine had a strong steampunk aesthetic, and one of the major identifying features is a large metal odometer on the control panel indicating the year. The time machine fast forwards and rewinds, with the odometer ticking forwards or backwards and with the flow of time being visible around the machine.
- One of the first things the protagonist does is go back to some point in the late 1900s to the day his girlfriend gets shot. For reasons I don't remember, she gets shot again.
- The protagonist later travels into the future. As he is leaving, he drops a locket with a picture of the Mona Lisa, and he sees the locket vanish off the floor as he fast forwards.
- He ends up in 2030, where everything has been modernized. He finds a repeating commercial playing in a shopping mall, as well as a series of glass panels with a virtual assistant walking between them (appearing only in the glass panels). The protagonist has a short conversation with the assistant.
- He then goes to 2036 to find that society has degraded, with buildings on fire and such. He goes out to investigate, but is chased, and as he fast forwards again, he is knocked out, and the machine fast forwards eons into the future - we see a wide shot of the landscape changing over and over again in time lapse.
- He eventually lands in the far distant future, where most of society has become primitive. However, he still finds some relics of the time he left behind, including a pile of books and one of the glass panels with the same digital assistant from 2030.