Monday, May 11, 2009
Blast from the Past (FOX 1999)
My parents grew up in the 1950's. I always love to go through their old yearbooks and see the kind of clothes they wore, how their hair was cut, and what kind of cars they drove. Though they were labeled "rebels" who drove their cars just a little too fast and smoked cigarettes a little too much, my folks look back at that era with so much happiness and fond memories.
Now haircuts go from conservative to the totally bizarre. It's not how fast your car is it's what kind of sound system do you have? Sex and violence have replaced values seen on television and movies, and sadly that way of life is all but gone.
But what if someone from that era came to 2009? Could their values still work into today's anything goes society?
The Edge Conservative Movie of the Week, Blast from the Past starring Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone, has made National Review's The 25 Best Conservative Movies of the Last 25 Years. I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised to see this film make NR's prestigious list. Blast from the Past is funny movie I think the whole family will enjoy! Here is the movie review from film critic
Revolutionary Road is only the latest big-screen portrayal of 1950s America as boring, conformist, repressive, and soul-destroying. A decade ago, Hugh Wilson’s Blast from the Past defied the party line, seeing the values, customs, manners, and even music of the period with nostalgic longing. Brendan Fraser plays an innocent who has grown up in a fallout shelter and doesn’t know the era of Sputnik and Perry Como is over. Alicia Silverstone is a post-feminist woman who learns from him that pre-feminist women had some things going for them. Christopher Walken and Sissy Spacek as Fraser’s parents are comic gems.
Here is the trailer...