" The Oriental doesn’t put the same high price on life as the Westerner. Life is plentiful. Life is cheap in the Orient. And as the philosophy of the orient expresses it, life is not important. "
— General William Westmoreland, Hearts and Minds

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November

Walks you out of an emotional underworld back into the light —Marty Mapes (review...)

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This film stands in stark contrast to Pleasantville. Superficially, they seem like twins — both feature human fish out of temporal waters. The time displacement in each is similar — Pleasantville was set in the mid-50s, the people in Blast from the Past are from 1962. The big difference is that Adam (Brendan Fraser) in Blast from the Past retains a spirit of naivete and goodness, even in 1999. Pleasantville seemed to say that such squeaky clean living is unnatural and unsustainable. Blast probably aims lower than its counterpart, but it came closer to its mark.