Art House & International and Science Fiction & Fantasy movie directed by Nicholas Meyer
In this clever speculative tale, story collaborators Karl Alexander and Steve Hayes and screenwriter-director Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek IIandVI) send two famous historical figures ahead in time. In late 19th century England, … see full wiki
Jack the Ripper jumps in a spare time machine created by H.G. Wells and appears in 1970s San Francisco. The chase through the Embarcadero was fun and H.G. Wells ordering at McDonalds was hilarious. Great film!
On a whim, I decided to pick up this movie, and I'm so very glad that I did! TIME AFTER TIME (1979) combines romance and thriller aspects into a fascinating time-travel story; and stars Malcolm McDowell as H.G. Wells, the author who invents a time machine but is completely unprepared for the incredible journey that it will take him on... H.G. Wells travels into the future to bring to justice the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper (David Warner) after he uses the time … more
Malcom McDowell gives his best and most amusing performance (I think it was better than A Clockwork Orange) as HG Wells chasing Jack the Ripper, played in excellent sinister fashion by David Warner (does he ever play a good guy?). This is probably my favorite film on time travel outside of Back to the Future. I have seen this film several times and it never gets old.
Pros: good story, acting Cons: none The Bottom Line: Let your imagination soar Just imagine that time travel can exist, as purported by H. G. Wells, and just suppose you are able to go forward or backward in time. Would you consider changing events that have a powerful impact on other's lives? Like that little trip to Dallas in November, 1963, or a trip to Memphis in April, 1968? How about going to Columbine High … more