Four Films: Time Travel – Back to the Future (1985)

If you tried to prank people at any time with a fake time circuit, EFF YOU!

If you tried to prank people at any time with a fake time circuit, EFF YOU!

Yes, better than Eric Stoltz.

Yes, better than Eric Stoltz.

This time 30 years ago, I was probably sitting in a theater watching Back to the Future (1985) for the fourth or fifth time.  I am happy to say that I’ve seen it in the theaters again a couple of years ago, and there is no section of this film that isn’t entertaining and really just fun as all hell!  Back to the Future is some of that amazing lightning in a bottle that made some mainstream Hollywood fare in the 80s so damn memorable!  Chances were taken, and everything paid off.  From the amazing Alan Silvestri music score to the great performances from Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd there is nothing to dislike about this movie!  The climax of the film is a clinic on how to edit, score, act, direct, time, and execute a nearly flawlessly tense action sequence.

If you haven’t seen it, I just don’t know what’s wrong with you…but you need to get your act together.

"We must succeed."

“We must succeed.”

Yes, I just sat here and gushed about Back to the Future for a few minutes, and as recognized as this film is, I still don’t think people give it enough credit.  Solid time travel theory, a wonderful MacGuffin in the Flux Capaciter, and a great relationship between Doc Brown and Marty McFly (who doesn’t have any quit in him!).  This is a great movie!

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