It is a new mission will done by Naive Adam Weber who comes out into the world after being in a nuclear fallout shelter for 35 years. In this mission, Adam must venture out into Los Angeles to achieve his goal and obtain food and supplies for his family. The things will change when he meets Eve, who reluctantly agrees to help him out.
Garish and not funny enough, Wilson's shapeless satire plods on, squandering its nice premise and its appealing actors. Miraculously, Fraser has a force field around him and manages to radiate energy in this comic black hole.
Despite its faintly mechanical construction, Blast From The Past is very classy, and the improbable comic duo of Spacek and Walken provide the manic edge. Silverstone is good, engagingly grouchy but Fraser is indeed a blast.
Fraser is the sweet, goofy engine that drives this movie. The script doesn't do enough with his reactions to a world that bears little relation to the Cold War planet Adam has been told about, but Fraser still manages to suggest volumes.
Once the movie decides the air is clear and Fraser begins walking the earth, Blast becomes much spottier at hitting its comic targets and suffers from a bad case of the cutes.
New York Post
March 21, 2014
Thanks to a clever script, tight direction, a first-rate cast and the dynamite combination of Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone, Blast from the Past blows away the recent crop of romantic comedies.
That's a relatively clever set-up for what's become a familiar genre: the time-displacement comedy, in which we get a kick out of viewing our era through another era's eyes. But this movie's eyes, Adam's, are awfully twinkly and not too focused.