The Rewind (1990s) Blast from the Past


Blast from the Past (1999)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek

What happens when a young man who lived his entire life (35 years) in a bomb shelter comes up to the surface?

This is a 1990’s comedy to the letter. It is strange, but in the 90’s it worked (like Fraser). You can look back at this film and find it too silly in today’s ultra-serious, ultra raunchy comedy world.  (Not always that way, but it happens).

I enjoyed watching this film in the early 2000s, I watched it again last year and still liked it a lot.  The humor isn’t for everyone, but the cast is lovely. Christopher Walken works as a intelligent, quirky, paranoid scientist who sends his family into a bomb shelter. The film mocks the change over from the 1960’s to the late 1990’s. What a drastic change that was and I loved that the film explored it.


This isn’t the best film or best comedy of the 1990’s, but if you watch it. I hope you will enjoy as much as I do. It’s light, it’s fun, and I hope it isn’t too long until I see it again.



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