Blast from the Past

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If you want a break from action-packed, edge-of-your-seat mystery movies, check out Blast from the Past. This movie takes a light-hearted look at a typical family during the 1960’s. A brilliant scientist and his very pregnant wife are accidentally locked in their backyard fall-out shelter for thirty-five years. Within several weeks their son Adam was born, and both parents taught him everything they knew. His father showed him how to box, while his mother taught him how to swing-dance. Thirty five years later, when it was time to leave the shelter, his father tries to prepare him by telling Adam the world as been destroyed. When they finally emerge, the first person they see is a junkie who resides in an old restaurant where the family’s house used to be. The father is so shocked by what he sees that he suffers a stroke. Adam, played by Brendan Fraser, volunteers to go “up” to find a store and bring back much needed supplies. While buying food, Adam realizes that his money doesn’t buy much, but his 35-year-old baseball cards go a long way. In the process of selling his cards to a dishonest card-collector, a girl behind the counter named Eve, played by Alicia Silverstone, tells him how valuable his cards really are and her boss fires her. Adam meets Eve – yes, believe it -and they spend the day together driving around buying supplies. Eve begins to fall in love with Adam, and he’s been in love with her from the moment he first laid eyes on her. Of course, he’d been living underground for thirty-five years. This romantic-comedy is moderately funny, but is slow and predictable. I told my wife, I need a little more action than this to keep me interested. She responded by dumping her popcorn in my lap and saying, “I’ve got your action right here.” I give this movie a C rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.