Thursday, July 26, 2012

Movie Review #8: Back To The Future

Let's talk flux capacitors, shall we? With today's movie, I decided to take a little trip back to the 80's and from there head back to 1955. But we'll have to find a way to get back to the present. That's right, I'm taking you:

Back To The Future
Release Year: 1985
Genre: Sci-Fi Comedy Adventure
My Rating: 4/5

The premise:

"One of the top grossing box office comedies of all time! 
     Steven Spielberg presents an irresistible comic fantasy that accelerates beyond the time barrier with wit, imagination and infectious, wide-eyed wonder. Michael J. Fox stars as Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean 'time machine' invented by slightly mad scientist Christopher Lloyd. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be, Crispin Glover and Lea Thompson, meet and fall in love--so he can get back to the future. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, this delightful comedy-adventure will make everyone want to get Back To The Future over and over again."

The Trailer:


Wow. Talk about a blast from the past! This movie is every bit the classic that audiences for years have dubbed it as. The ultimate Sci-Fi Comedy that the family can enjoy together, over and over again.

The soundtrack is unforgettable. The main theme as done by Alan Silvestri has become one of the most well-known movie compositions and is nothing short of classic. & who could forget the Huey Lewis and The News track that tied in so well with movie?

Back To The Future Theme as composed by Alan Silvestri


Here is The Power Of Love performed by Huey Lewis and The News


I can't help myself, I have to include my favorite quote, because classic movies just have to be quoted.

George McFly: "Last night, Darth Vader came down from Planet Vulcan  and told me that if I didn't take Lorraine out, that he'd melt my brain."

Great stuff right there. 

Back To The Future has a lot of comedic value, but covers a rather serious problem. If Marty doesn't get his parents to fall in love, he won't be born. That's pretty heavy. (No, there's not a problem with the Earth's gravitational pull, just in case you were wondering.)

Definitely a movie that shouldn't be passed up. Classic Universal/Spielberg at its/his best. 

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