Entry #2: Clockstoppers (2002)

Watched Clockstoppers today, which is not exactly a Time Travel (TT) film, per se. It’s really about slowing down time and living between the minutes (or speeding yourself up). It has more in common with that 1970’s film series, The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Everything, I guess.

Directed by Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek), and produced by Gale Anne Hurd, with Michael Biehn (both from The Terminator) as the bad guy, this Nickelodeon produced film has it‘s share of TT heavyweights. It’s directed at a teen audience, and serves as more of a wish-fulfillment movie, than a serious TT film. It’s amusing, but it’s not internal consistent with the physics or the rules of the watch that speeds up the protagonists.

It does have it’s share of TT tropes; the antique store, prodigious use of clocks and watches, and a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s Time after Time on the soundtrack.

A fun film to share with the family, but it’s not going to stretch your mind keeping up with the in’s and out’s of the process.


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