Like many other“Back to the Future” fans Ifeverishthis dayfor yearsopposed: October 21, 2015. Itis the dateon whichMarty McFly(Michael J.Fox, 54) in the second partof the cult film(which plays in 1985) lands inCalifornia–in the future!
Martycould not believewhat hesawin this future world : flying cars, seelfdryingclothes, robots that take dogs for a walk–and of courseHoverboards!
The floatingskateboardwas the dreamof my youth–andthis dreamis nowwithin reach. Since2014, several manufacturershave releasedprototypes, fornormal people, unfortunately not for sale.Not yet…
But“Back to the Future” was cultnot onlyfor theHoverboard. DirectorRobert Zemeckis(63, “Forrest Gump”, “The Walk”) and his team wereahead of their time, they had visions and their mindswereplayful. They created three wonderful parts of this franchise that millions of fans across five continents and three decades have been entertainment by. What a performance!
But why do I love this triologie that much?
First,theyaregreatcomedies. They are constantfunnyscenes, humorous sayings (“Lou! Bring me amilk. Chocolate.”) Oreven asillyfacial expressionthat makes mesmile. DocBrowns(ChristopherLloyd, 76) frightenedlookwhen histoyDeLoreancatches fire, is stilluproariously funny!
Moviesthatdo not justlookforthe first laugh havejustdone something right. At the same time, each episodeis exciting, withwell thought outaction scenesandoutrageousacts. All thistopped witha dash ofscience fictionandfantasticactors–for me among the bestmovietrilogiesever!
Marty McFly is the perfect character, with which I can identify myself as a spectator. He has goals (his band), has failed to comply with rules (hold while skateboarding on cars that are driving) and understands many things not which are explained him by his mentor Doc Brown.
The chemistry between Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox is great in every scene. We never learn about their past, but it makes you belivethat they know well and trust each other.
Even after the hundrets time watching the films I notice small funny details that show the attention to detail of the screenwriters Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. Keyword: “Twin Pines / Lone Pine Mall”. Or that Elijah Wood is seen in one of his first acting performances in the second part (as a young boy at the slot machines at the diner).
The films are wonderfully quotable, from “88 miles per hour” on “1.21 gigawatts !?” to “Hey McFly!” And “No one calls me a chicken!” it offers quotes that still stick.
Biff Tannen(Thomas F. Wilson, 56) is a greatvillain. Inany age, in anytimeline–he isalways stupidand evil. Heannoyssmall children, proposesclassmatesandismean tohis mother. Theperfectantagonistwho understandsin the second part, that he canuse the timemachineto givehimselfan advantage.
TheDeLoreanisjust one of theiconicobjectsfrom the film series, along withHoverboardsand the Flux Capacitor–Mendreams came true!
Not to mention,thesmall gag on where the cousin ofChuck Berry wants to inspire him over the phone with thesong that laterhe writestogether withJohnnieJohnsen.
I could go onendlessly andgushabout thiscinematicmasterpiece, butonthis anniversary i am going to enjoy the three partsagainand look forward tothe documentary “Back in Time“, which will be releasedon November 3rd.