'Blast from the Past' [Blu ray]
(Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek, Dave Foley, et al / Blu ray / PG-13 / (1999) 2015 / Warner Bros.)
Overview: A romantic comedy about a naive man who comes out into the world after being in a nuclear fallout shelter for 35 years.
Blu ray Verdict: In truth, 'Blast from the Past' is a surprisingly lightweight, and yet pitch perfect rom-com. It never tries to take itself seriously, which helps keep the mood light; which is what it's supposed to be. At times it gets silly, including a Benny Hill-ish chase scene, and the obligatory man-who-can't-drive-car-drives-car-wildly scene, but even that's ok here. Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone are both on fine form here, but everything about 'Blast from the Past' is superb, trust me. From the casting of Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek and Dave Foley to the outstanding performances by all the lesser knowns, everyone came together to make this film a highly enjoyable experience.
Indeed, I could not find one thing wrong with this film, because it was that good. Everything in this film was a breath of fresh air and I'm glad I saw this film. Through this movie, it has given me a new respect for Walken, who has become one of my favorite actors in Hollywood. The performances by the cast were real and honest. Also, everyone seemed to enjoy each others company as well as performing in this movie and it showed. Furthermore, it also did well at the box office and at places such as Blockbusters, which obviously meant that even back then people couldn't get enough of this great comedy! FYI: Were you aware that in keeping with the theme that the late 90's are a "new world" for the Webbers, the main characters are named Adam and Eve! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of a Theatrical Trailer.