Movie of the Day – Time After Time

Lyin’ in my bed I hear the clock tick
And think of you
Caught up in circles confusion
Is nothing new
Flashback warm nights
Almost left behind
Suitcase of memories
Time after

Sometimes you picture me
I’m walking too far ahead
You’re calling to me I can’t hear
What you’ve said
Then you say go slow
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you I’ll be waiting
Time after time

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you I’ll be waiting
Time after time

After my picture fades and darkness
Has turned to gray
Watching through windows
You’re wondering if I’m okay
Secrets stolen from deep inside
The drum beats out of time

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you I’ll be waiting
Time after time

You said go slow
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you I’ll be waiting
Time after time

If you’re lost you can look and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you I’ll be waiting
Time after time

Time after time
Time after time
Time after time

I couldn’t resist 🙂

It’s H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) versus Jack the Ripper (David Warner) in the fanciful Time After Time — and, per the film’s title, the chase extends from the 19th century to the 20th. Wells has built a time machine in his cellar, which the Ripper uses as a means of escape. Both men find themselves in 20th century San Francisco, and, after a period of adjustment, they make themselves at home. The plot takes a dark turn when the Ripper, disappointed that Wells’ dreams of a Utopian future have not come to fruition, resumes his murderous activities. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Alright, clearly this isn’t about Cyndi Lauper belting out her amazing song for “Time After Time”, but it is actually about a fantastic time caper which has H.G. Wells going up against Jack The Ripper.  It’s like a literature/historians wet dream come to life and the results are a clever and stylish mash up of popular historical figures and a sense of adventure.  Time After Time is kind of one of those forgotten off beat movies where these sort of premise movies rely on quirk and trick of the plot to get people involved.  Often viewed as throwaway popcorn flicks, Time After Time does has a lively sense of adventure and fun, while never missing the beat of it’s plot and telling a fun story.

The whole film is a fun caper, one that deftly mixes in some comedy, action, adventure and suspense in a neat little package.  It’s clever in its premise and it definitely has a spirited feel to the movie, I mean it has to, since we are watching to famous figures from history versus one another.  The other thing that enhances this movies enjoyment is the fact that Nicholas Meyer is the director of this movie and it was his first time as a director after screenwriting for two other movies.  Meyer might not be familiar to a lot of people, but to me, he is amazing since he gave us Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan.  Yeah, he’s a big deal folks.

Anyways, I got sidetrack practically blowing Meyer and his work, while Time After Time is a bit dated, the story and actors more than make up for the general campy nature of the movie with wonderful performances from Malcolm McDowell and David Warner as Wells and The Ripper.  It’s a great story that puts forth and interesting theory on The Ripper, while giving us something interesting to watch along with the strong story with a few plot holes.  For me it’s an underrated classic, especially if you are a fan of time travel style films.  This is just wacky enough to get you into the story and directed and acted well enough to give us a very enjoyable movie.

About Nick
I am just another blogger putting his thoughts into a website. My love is movies so most of my musings will be movie related. I work as an online marketer for an advertising company and when I am not earning a paycheck, I moonlight as a vigilante film blogger.

8 Responses to Movie of the Day – Time After Time

  1. Cool Piece, Dude!
    Love It!
    -B.

  2. mistylayne says:

    After reading the song, all I could think of was “Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion”…

  3. Reblogged this on "You Jivin' Me, Turkey?" and commented:
    I’ve Been Back To Check-Out This Piece Four (4) Times, Now. I Love IT! hehe So Why Not Give It Its Due With A Snappy Reblog!
    Good Stuff, Maynard!!! 😉
    -BRAD

  4. peachyteachy says:

    I saw this movie in the theater. Back when I was, you know, an infant. Love the song.

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