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Time Travel At It's Finest
Back To The Future (DVD)
Member Name: char2011
Back To The Future (DVD)
Date: 28/01/13, updated on 30/01/13 (65 review reads)
Advantages: everything about it
I always wish I grew up in the 80s because I love everything about it, it's quite sad really lol. Back to The Future which for me is the greatest time travel movie of all time and I would have loved to have watch this in the cinema when it came out in 1985 it would have been class.Starring Michael J Fox need I say more about the brilliance of this movie.
Michael J. Fox ... Marty McFly
Christopher Lloyd ... Dr. Emmett Brown
Lea Thompson ... Lorraine Baines
Crispin Glover ... George McFly
Thomas F. Wilson ... Biff Tannen
Claudia Wells ... Jennifer Parker
Marc McClure ... Dave McFly
Wendie Jo Sperber ... Linda McFly
George DiCenzo ... Sam Baines
Frances Lee McCain ... Stella Baines
James Tolkan ... Mr. Strickland
Marty McFly is an average teenager with a quite average family and nothing entertaining really happens in his life. His father George McFly is a bit of a push over and gets bullied by his boss Biff Tannen despite being a talented artist for comics but just doesn't have the confidence to take it anywhere. His mother Lorraine Baines McFly is a miserable alcoholic that is unhappy with her life. He also lives with his two older siblings which are not doing much with their lives. His family are pretty miserable at the start of the film.
Marty has a bit of a setback when he auditions with his band to perform at his high school dance. Jennifer his girlfriend reassures him that he should continue to peruse his dream of wanting to be a rock star no matter what. That same night at dinner is when Marty hears how his parents met which is a significant part of the plot.
Marty goes out to meet his friend Dr Emmett "Doc" Brown in a parking lot where he shows him the time machine that he has created. Using 1955 Doc shows Marty how the machine works in which he is impressed. Before Doc sets of for the first time terrorist come along shoot him and steal the plutonium. Marty in a panic Marty gets in the time machine and by accident takes himself back to 1955 with no plutonium to return to 1985.
Whilst back in 1955 Marty changes the course of the future by accidently interfering in how his parents met without even knowing. He makes his 1955 mother fall in love with him rather than fall in love with his dad. The more time he spends in the past the more he ruins/changes his future. It's up to him to make he parents get together to stop him from not existing in the future and find Doc to get himself back to 1985.
The plot I thought was superb and very well thought out. The plot is very detailed and you can tell the writers thought about every last detail to make the story flow. The movie is set in two time periods 1955 and 1985 so it could have been so easy for them to miss something. There is a clear difference between 1985 and 1955 making the movie feel like Marty really did travel back in time.
The storyline is a fun adventure and for me because Marty is such a sweet lovable character I couldn't help but want him to get back to 1985 in one piece. There is a lot of comedy in the film which kept me laughing through most of it and is one of the reasons I love the movie so much. One thing I found so funny threw the film was when Marty went back to 1955 and the younger version of his mother kept calling Marty Calvin Klein because it was the make of his boxers lol.
I like the way that the whole movie was about travelling in time and it wasn't typical of what you would expected and it is very unique. It also wasn't predictable and I loved the two time periods it was set in.
The acting in this film is spot on and you couldn't ask for much better. I liked Doc in this movie he was very crazy, weird but at the same time very lovable because of how bubbly he was all the time. Michael J Fox did an excellent job as Marty and again like some of his other 80s movie he was in his mid 20s at the time playing a teenager superbly.
The movie doesn't really have that many characters the main two are Doc and Marty. Besides these two you have a younger pair of Marty's parents which I loved and it's quite funny how his dad is just the same as a teen as he is when his older but Marty's mum is much more bubbly and fun as a teen and made me wander how she became such a miserable women.
Yes this movie is set in a high school so of course it has to have the bully. Biff Tannen is the bully of the movie and is one of those classic big bad wolf type of bullies. By that I mean bigger than everyone and the type to take you lunch money or lunch box. In other words an old fashion bully not like the ones today which I thought was better because it makes the bullying in the movie more comical rather than serious so it adds to the fun in the movie.
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Considering this movie came out in the 80s and is a science fiction movie it has very good special effects. the time machine is realistic and the travelling through time is also realistic. I liked it all because it's not all over done and full of over the top cgi going on.
the clear difference between 1985 and 1955 was also brilliant because they didn't try to modernise the 1950s to fit with what people would like they just left it how it was back then to the best they could.
this movie is definitely one of the best movies that I have watched and I definitely think you can call this movie a classic. It's one of those movies that you just have to see before you die because it's a really fun adventure that everyone will enjoy. Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd really couldn't have performed better. Definitely worth it especially for such a small price of from 48p ion Amazon.
Summary: fun time travel movie