Back to the Future Trilogy (1985-90)
Recently, the Playstation store released a new original Back to the Future game and it got me wanting to watch the trilogy again.
As you have seen on my Top 100, Back to the Future is #6. I can remember back to when I was a kid watching it for the first time because I actually watched the 3rd movie first. It was on TV and I recorded it so I could see it over and over. It wasn’t until several viewings later that I got to see Part 1 and 2. Bach to the Future introduces someone everyone wishes they could do, time travel. As the story goes, Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) invents a time machine and Marty (Michael J. Fox) is accidentally sent back to 1955 (from 1985). Marty inadvertently makes his mother fall in love with him, risking his whole entire existence. Biff, the town bully, tries to throw in his 2 cents but ultimately, Marty father saves the day. The “Johnny B Good” scene is one of the more memorable moments in the movie and Doc coins the phrase “Great Scott.”
The second film sees Marty and Doc heading to the future this time to try to save Marty’s kids from being arrested. Marty gets the idea that if he buys a Sports Almanac, he can bet on games when he gets back to 1985. Old Biff of the future, however, intercepts the idea and travels back to 1955 to give the almanac to himself as a kid. Marty and Doc follow and have to stop Biff without interfering with their other selves doing the events from the 1st movie (remember the first movie is 1955 also). Towards the end of the 2nd movie, Doc is in the time machine and it is struck by lighting, sending him “somewhere” in time. Marty receives a 70-year-old letter from Doc saying that he went to the “Old West” and thus starts the 3rd movie.
The 3rd movie starts with Marty from the 2nd movie running to find Doc from the 1st movie just as Marty from the 1st movie are sent back to 1985 (HA! Try and understand that without seeing the movies). Doc helps him find the time machine that Doc from the old west hid and Marty goes back to 1885 to rescue Doc from being murdered. The 3rd movie doesn’t have much time travel so it is less confusing to keep track of everything compared to the 2nd. Doc falls in love with Clara (Mary Steenburgen), a school teacher, and has to decide whether to go back to 1985 with Marty or stay in 1885.
10/10 Stars – Fun and full of spirit. Best 6 hr movie I’ve ever seen.
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