in about 100 words or less
US 112m, Colour
Director: Nicholas Meyer; Cast: Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, Mary Steenburgen
Time After Time is a clever romantic science fiction fantasy film loosely adapted from the H.G. Wells novel The Time Machine. In this version, Jack the Ripper flees from 1893 to 1979 by way of his friend-turned adversary’s newly-built time machine. Despite the advances of science, and falling in love with a modern woman, the inventor Wells is disillusioned by the future which Jack the Ripper finds more to his liking. In setting literary and historical Victorian-age characters in the 20th century, Time after Time also provides some solid comedic moments, particularly through McDowell’s delightfully naïve character who discovers a future unlike what he had expected (Klaus Ming April 2012).