17 year old Marty McFly got home early last night. 30 years early! Michael J. Fox stars as Marty McFly a typical American teenager accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean ""time machine"" invented by slightly mad scientist Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd). During his often hysterical always amazing trip back in time Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love otherwise he'll never be born...
"Back To The Future" is a delightful, fun, entertaining film, which keeps you on the edge of your seat, held together by a fantastic script. This movie is still a gem after an incredible twenty-six years!!!
Marty McFly, (Michael J. Fox, Stuart Little) is a normal teenager who is accidentally sent back from 1985 to 1955. He meets his future-parents, George McFly (Crispin Glover, Alice In Wonderland) and Lorraine Baines (Lea Thompson, Some Kind Of Wonderful). But unfortunately, Lorraine doesn't have sexual feelings for George; instead she takes an interest into her future-son, Marty!!! Marty must repair the damage to history by trying to get his future-parents to fall in love or otherwise Marty and his siblings will cease to exist!!! With the help from Doctor Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd, The Addams Family), a rather eccentric scientist, Marty must get back to 1985 and at the same time, get his parents to fall in love. Will it all work out? Or will Marty fade into history?
Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) has made a sensational film, which would go on to win an Oscar for "Best Sound Editing" at the 58th Academy Awards, although his next film, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" would receive better critical reception and would win a mighty four Oscars!
The script, (which was written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale) is absolutely fantastic, in fact, very close to perfection and plays with words a lot and really helps to develop Michael J. Fox's character. Throughout the film, Marty appears to get more and more tense in the difficult situation that he has landed himself in and the script has really successfully managed to achieve this level of urgency. But, of course the best lines written were definitely written for the character of Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson, Rio) as they were typical sentences that a bully would use as Biff bullies George throughout the film.
There are also some very thought-provoking quotes in this film such as, "Last night, Darth Vader came down from Planet Vulcan and told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out, then he'd melt my brain!!" George McFly uses this quote when Marty tries persuading him to go on a date with Lorraine, in an attempt to get his future-parents together. This quote is very admirable because it shows how much a person can change overnight and it also shows how much George really admires Lorraine.
Another quote worthy of mention is, "If you put your mind to it, you can do anything!" which is used by Marty McFly. This quote especially refers to George a lot because his life is a bit topsy-turvy, but really wants to do a lot of things with his life, but has trouble expressing himself. For example, he loves Lorraine, he really wants Biff to stop bullying him and Marty acts as a guardian angel throughout the film and guides him through all his troubles and helps him to fulfil his goals.
Alan Silvestri provides an average movie score, which never really gives the audience a blast, but just about helps to keep the movie plodding along. The use of rock and roll in one scene was clever, but was underused and didn't quite use its potential.
Underneath all the exemplary features of this film, some aspects could definitely have more work on and it would benefit immensely. As just mentioned, the music score wasn't very imaginative, but also the film had a bit of a corny ending where everything worked out great for Marty and all his, '1985' problems such as his Lorraine's alcoholicism are fixed. Perhaps, as hinted in the ending, there could have been more dilemmas to fix with Marty's life and this would definitely set the sequel up in a much better fashion. But these are just little things and don't impact the film too much.
Overall, "Back To The Future" is a delightful, fun, entertaining film even still after twenty-six years. Although it's very dated, it still remains a classic for now and hopefully for many more years to come. Robert Zemeckis really set the mark and he still showed a lot more fluency in his film making for the years to come.
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Teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) just wants to play electric guitar and date girlfriend Jennifer; he is also determined not to end up a loser in life like his own parents. Father George (Crispin Glover) is a weak-willed failure, bullied at work by his former high school tormentor Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson), while mother Lorraine (Lea Thompson) is an alcoholic. Marty's friend and mentor is the eccentric Doctor Emmet Brown (Christopher Lloyd), who has successfully invented his own time machine in the form of a plutonium-powered Delorean sports car. However, after Marty travels thirty years back in time, he discovers that he doesn't have enough fuel to return to 1985. And, after he accidentally prevents the first ever meeting between his own, teenage parents, Marty's own future birth and present existence is placed in jeopardy!
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. From the Academy Award-winning team of Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis comes the hilariously original groundbreaking adventure that thrilled critics and audiences alike - and sparked one of the most successful movie trilogies ever! The year is 1985 - but not for long. Because teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is about to be blasted back to 1955 aboard the plutonium-powered DeLorean created by eccentric genius Doc Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd). But when Marty accidentally keeps his parents-to-be from falling in love it triggers a time-shattering chain-reaction that could vaporize his future, and leave him trapped in the past! Now Marty's last hope is to change history before the clock runs out on his only chance to get himself Back to the Future! Actors Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia Wells, Marc McClure, Wendie Jo Sperber, George DiCenzo, Frances Lee McCain, James Tolkan, J.J. Cohen, Casey Siemaszko, Billy Zane & Harry Waters Jr. Director Robert Zemeckis Certificate PG Year 1985 Screen Widescreen 1.85:1 Languages English