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


Marty McFly is your typical, average, 1980s teen.  He’s got a beautiful girlfriend, the cool clothes, and has dreams to become a famous rock star.  Marty is pretty much the definition of cool. The problem is…everyone else in his family isn’t.

He worries that no matter his dreams and ambitions, he will end up like his parents and sibilings…bullied into their adult years for being a nerd, an alcoholic, or just at a dead-end job for the rest of his life…

But when Marty is called out one night to meet up with his eccentric friend, the slightly crazy scientist Emmett “Doc” Brown things get a little more complicated.  Doc has created a time machine inside of a DeLorean…which is crazy enough…add in the terrorists that want the technology and an accidental jump into 1955 things just got a lot more difficult for Marty McFly.

How will he get back to 1985 if the DeLorean is out of power?  Will his music career take off?  And how do you handle your MOM thinking you’re hot?!?!  If Marty can’t figure it out…he might just end up disappearing out of existence…and time is running out…

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)

-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, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

-Page of Reference in RP1: 56

Review (contains spoilers):

I love this movie.  Its one of my more frequently watched films.

Just a great fun teen flick with a science-fiction twist.

Marty and Doc are so much fun.  Their interactions are so pure.  Doc Brown is just a wonderful character and Christopher Lloyd was the perfect choice to play him.  Just a bit kooky and over the top…but not in a way that becomes irritating or annoying.

And Michael J. Fox’s performance as Marty McFly is fantastic.  Between his natural “cool guy” attitude to how he reacts to his mom having a crush on him…to his killer skills on a guitar…I can’t really think of a better actor to play Marty.

This movie is just an all around gem.  The costuming for both the “present day” in 1985 and then the beautiful clothes of the 1950s is on pointe.  You get the classic cars. A great soundtrack.  The insane interactions…and of course, Marty trying to keep himself from disappearing.

Just a great ride from start to finish.

Highly recommend.  Especially if you love 1980s films, comedies, science-fiction, or just a really great teen and family friendly movie!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

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