Quite a good movie. Lots of laughs.
Odds are you've never heard of this movie. I saw it once on TV as a kid and really enjoyed it. I saw the DVD in a store a while later so I bought it. It's got a really unique and cool story to it, with some great acting with quite a few iconic early 2000's actors (you know, the ones that would show up in every movie). It really it a great film and I'm surprised it's not considered one of the greats.
Ace director Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: First Contact) deftly mixes laughs with thrills in the sci-fi adventure film Clockstoppers. Zak Gibbs (Jesse Bradford) is an ordinary teenager who suddenly obtains extraordinary powers when he stumbles upon a mysterious wristwatch-type device that can literally stop time in its tracks! To Zak, it's the perfect gadget to impress Francesca (Paula Garces), the beautiful new foreign exchange student at school.
But to those more passionately familiar with the incredible timepiece - a hapless scientist (French Stewart) and his sinister boss (Michael Biehn) - the ultimate power of the entire world literally lies in the hands of whomever possesses the amazing apparatus. They want it back at any cost and that's when Zak and Francesca find themselves unwittingly swept into a thrilling, high-tech race against time!
- Region 4
- Standard Edition
- 1.78 : 1
- Dolby Digital Surround 5.1