Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Back to the Future

What a film. Seriously. It needs no introduction. If you don't love this film, then why are you reading my blog? Go away. Be off with you hipster children!

Christopher Lloyd in this - brilliant. Sample quotes:

"There's that word again "heavy". Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?"
"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads!"

He plays the crazy scientist to perfection. It goes without saying that Michael J Fox is also wonderful in this. From the iconic red body warmer to his great delivery of lines:

"Are you trying to tell me my mother has got the hots for me?"
"So you're my Uncle Joey? Better get used to those bars kid!"

Back in the 80s, films were properly, like, scripted. This has a great plot - it's clever and engaging and they set up everything from the bolt of lightening that sends Marty back to the future to Marty being able to tell Doc he is from the future cos he knows how he got the bruise on his head. I mean this film is practically an education in physics! And they say the 80s were shallow. Pffft.

Huey Lewis belts out his song, it's got a perfect 80s and 50s setting. In short, it's one of the best films ever made and I love it. The less said about the sequels, the better.

I looked for the trailer to show you and found the one they made last year to celebrate it being back in the cinemas as it was 25 years old. Read it and weep oldies. And then I found the original teaser trailer and it's so odd! Check them both out. And remember, if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything...


  1. Ahhhhh, Back to the Future. The first film I went to the cinema to see a second time (about 3 days after the first time I saw it!)

  2. Back to the Future was the first film I went to see without adult company! My older brother and his friend took me so I have no idea what bargaining my mother had to do to allow that (or what heinous crime he'd committed)! I also remember that it had snowed while we were in the cool.

    I love this film SO much!


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