Best trilogy ever made
Ok the third movie isnt that good, but the first two are so great that this trilogy still gets a 5/5. When you get a great director like Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) and Steven Speilberg as an executive producer, something good is bound to happen. The cinemetography, production design, screenplay and acting are all absolutely superb. Michael J. Fox is charasmatic and perfect as Marty, the kid who gets sent back in time in a Delorean and finds himself the same age as his parents, with his MOM having a crush on him. Marty has to find a way to make his parents fall in love so they get married and have kids....or else Marty doesn't exsist anymore. He gets help from Doc (Chris Lloyd) who actually looks older in 1955 than he does in 1985. Thomas F. Wilson is the villain Biff, the school bully who likes Lorraine (Marty's mom) and is thus an interferance to Marty's plan to get his parents to fall in love. The ending of this movie is very exciting and well made, I get an adrenaline rush watching as Marty and Doc try to catch of bolt of lightnight and use it to power the time machine to send Marty back home.
The screenplay of this movie is very good, some great humor combined with an intelligent plot that doesn't have any holes, executed with precision by great actors. The cinematograghy is great, the first movie was made in 1985 but has the look and feel of something more modern, thanks to the bright colors and detailed set desgin that Zemeckis uses.
The second movie has a more complex plot, with Doc and Marty first traveling to the future (I don't think 2015 is going to look like this movie depicts it, unfortunately) then back to 1985, only to find that the 1985 they know and love has changed somehow. They have to travel back to 1955 to fix whatever they did wrong to cause the "Alternate 1985, where Biff is corrupt, and this has happened to ME" says Doc Brown has he holds up a newspaper picture of him being put in a insane asylum. Why do they have to go back to 1955 instead of 2015? You'll have to watch and find out. This movies also has the first screen appearance of Elijia Wood as a video game player who doesnt like to use his hands.
The third one is ok, I personally don't like it when love stories are mixed with action. The movie isnt so much about time travel, more about just being in the old west. Nothing complex about this plot, still a pretty good movie. The extras are rather dull for the most part with one exception: THE HOVERBOARD. The director Zemeckis (who seems like a smart, credible guy) says on film that the hoverboards (skateboard with no wheels) used in the second movie are real! Maybe he was joking, I can't tell. He says parents groups shut down the production of the boards but his crew was able to get a couple to use in the movie. I must get one of those! Buy this trilogy.
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BTTF... An All Time Favourite
What can I write about Back to the Future. I've grown up seeing these movies a hundred times (may be exaggerated a bit). Thats how enchanting they are. The acting is superlative. The characters are sure to be etched in your mind for the rest of your life (Biff, Doc, Marty, Lorraine, George, Mad Dog, Griff). Dialogues... awesome.
This is a science fiction comedy which is a genre that has been in existence for quite sometime but has never really been as successful as other comedic movies. But BTTF I believe is one of the most successful in the genre and I dont think I can think of another trilogy in this genre.
If you havent watched this, make sure you go to the nearest video store and rent this movie. You wont regret watching this.
BTW, I already have the VHS format of the trilogy but could not resist myself from buying the DVD version. Definitely a great buy for your collection.
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A classic movie along with its sequels...
Back To The Future is a classic movie. Its almost timeless. Its fun, its energizing, and creative. Awesome special effects, comedic elements are all there, just the right amount of drama and irony, and the DeLorean is fun to watch as well. Crispin Glover is hilarious as Marty's spazoid dad and Lea Thompson is funny as well as cute in many respects. This is the ultimate movie for slackers...
Part II is not as bad as some say. If you don't get too worried about the scientific side of things and accept the fact that its a science-FICTION movie, and a comedy at that, you will enjoy this one as well. Plus, you really have to watch this one to understand Part III. A lot of the predictions they made about the future are hauntingly hilarious.
Part III is just a fun conclusion that tops off the trilogy and leaves a happy open-ended ending for Doc, Marty, and Jennifer's fate.
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This time travel trilogy featuring a young Michael J Fox is CLASSIC!! Interaction between past and future is mixed in well... Love it!
back to the future
awesome trilogy. join the adventure as marty mcfly and doc brown travel through time to the past, then to the future, and once more to the wild west. a must see and a must have. two thumbs way up