Time After Time

Time After Time ★★★★½

The man who saved Star Trek writes and directs a surprisingly inventive spin on the classic novel “The Time Machine:” H.G. Wells himself has to travel to the 1970s after Jack the Ripper steals his time machine.

I was sold on the logline, but the execution is just as effective. It works as an adventure story, a fish out of water tale, a lighthearted romance, a comedy, and a thriller. It’s the complete package; I’d say Time After Time gives (the much more beloved) Back to the Future a run for its money. 

I love Back to the Future, but c’mon. Malcolm McDowell > Michael J. Fox.

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