Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Back to the Future

Back to the Future is no doubt an 80s classic. The starts off in 1985 following the story of Marty McFly, a typical 1980s teenager who is friends with the eccentric but good hearted Dr. Emmet Brown. McFly accidentally gets sent back to 1955 after Doc is attacked by terrorists and feel he must warn him of his future and also compromises his own future when he interferes with his family of the future.

I loved this film. I've felt like a bit of a cultural outcast in the past for having never seen it, so it was an overall positive experience to finally see what the movie is all about. I loved how even though the film was comical, the stakes for the Doc and McFly were life threatening. I thought the characters were all very fun and different to watch as well. Even the bully, Biff, was a character I liked seeing on screen because of his stupidity and humor. It was also interesting to see the dynamic between the characters of how they were in 1985 compared to 1955 and how they became who they are.
The movie definitely fit the time period of the 80s. The style, music, and allusions to pop culture were all very 80s driven. Even though a majority of the movie took place in 1955, McFly retained the 80s atmosphere and actually made the 80s even more present in the movie because he stood out so obviously against the characters and setting of 1955.

I would absolutely recommend this movie to anyone and everyone. Assuming I am not the only person in the year 2010 that hadn't seen this movie, go rent it now. You won't regret it!

Here is a clip that shows a loophole within the film that questions whether or not McFly should still be stuck in 1955 and if Spielberg made a mistake:

1 comment:

Vladigogo said...

Glad you finally saw it.

I saw the second one, which goes to the future, and never saw the third one, which goes to the past in the 19th century.

This was one of those first trilogy films, like we have now. They shot all of two and three in a row and then released them 6 months apart.