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