Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly), Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown), Lea Thompson (Lorraine McFly), Crispin Glover (George McFly)
Genre: Science Fiction
This wouldn’t be a real blog to comment movies if Back to the Future wasn’t in it. Not only because of its magnificient special effects, music, cast an script; but also because it has become a classic, a brilliant example of good science fiction which never goes out of fashion, no matter how many years have passed since its first appearance.
Marty McFly is a seventeen-years-old boy who has a quite pathetic family, a beautiful girlfriend and a particular friend, Doctor Brown. Marty is always present for Doc’s strange experiments, especially for his last (and biggest) one: a time machine, inside the skin of a DeLorean and powered by plutonium. Yes, it needs as much energy as only a nuclear reaction can generate.
Everything goes as planned, Doc makes his dog Einstein travel in time and then come back, which demonstrates the time machine actually works. The problem is that, before making the trip himself, Doc is shot by a gang of Libyan terrorists from whom he stole the plutonium and Marty has no other choice than riding the car and going to some minutes in the past in order to scape from the terrorists. But he doesn’t travel only a few minutes to the past. He travels thirty years back in time! In addition to this… he runs out of energy for the car.
Back in 1955, Marty looks for his unique help, Doctor Brown, thirty years younger. The thing is that, in the path, Marty meets his parents and her own mother Lorraine falls in love with him instead of his father George, risking Marty’s and his sibling’s existances. So he has to make his parents fall in love and then find the necessary energy to go back to the future.
I have watched this film SO many times it’s weird I’m not tired of it yet. But actually, I think I’ll never be, and so it happens to a lot of people I know. Moreover, I imagine my future children and grandchildren enjoying it has much as I do. Because this, ladies and gentlemen, is the kind of movies that never goes out of fashion. The plot is very intelligent and it catches the audience through all Marty’s vicissitudes, even making us laugh at all the misundertandings between him and 1955 people. The acting is remarkable, and so is the marvellous music. Finally, special effects are incredibly brilliant, regarded that the film was made in 1985.
I really have nothing negative to say about Back to the Future. It has become one of my favourite films (together with its sequels) and I think nobody should miss it. If it’s not clear enough yet, I thoroughly recommend this magnificient movie! ☆
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– Written by GuadiRC –