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Back to the Future, created by Robert Zemeckis: a Film Review


After ending up back in 1955, Doc Brown takes off in his DeLorean…and ends up stuck in 1885.

Marty teams up with the 1955 version of Doc Brown after receiving a letter from the 1885 Doc Brown so they can repair the DeLorean to return it to 1985 where it belongs. 

Doc Brown says that he wants to stay in 1885, loving the Old West, but when Marty finds photos of a tombstone with Doc’s name on it he is determined to go BACK to save his friend from this fate.  But he only has 6 days in order to get Doc BACK to the FUTURE.

General Information:

-Genre: Science-Fiction

-Creator: Robert Zemeckis

-Length: 116 minutes

-Rating: PG (for mild sex and nudity, mild violence, moderate profanity, mild use of alcohol and smoking, moderate frightening and intense scenes)

-Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video (Buy/Rent), DVD, Blu-Ray, or look for it at your local library

-Main Cast: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson, Lea Thompson, Elisabeth Shue

-Page of Reference in RP1: 56

Review (contains spoilers):

While this is still a solid movie….its not my favorite of the trilogy.

I do love that they stuck with the back and forth that happens in the other movies which makes it a fun film.  And the relationship that Doc and Marty have is still wonderful.

Its just a lot harder to buy the fact that NO ONE would really see the DeLorean and have a really bad reaction to how out of place the whole thing is.

I love that there is still the idea that Marty Is running into his family…as is the case in the other two films.  We get to see Doc Brown in love…

But the old west, cowboy thing was just too much for me.  And always has been.  I mean, using a train to get to the right speed to get the DeLorean to transport. Its just not as believable as the lightning in the first charging the coil.  Especially since most trains top speed in the 1880s was only about 70 mph…and that was pushing it… the average speed a steam locomotive went was about 30 mph.  and they need to hit like 85 mph to get the DeLorean to jump.

But yeah…that’s what happens when I look too much into something.

Usually, I only watch the first two movies and kind of ignore this one.

If you haven’t seen it…watch it.  It’s a decent film and it is nice to watch the whole trilogy.  Especially if you can ignore all of the little historical anachronisms that really throw me out of the film…


Rating: 4 out of 5.

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