Took me a long time to see this movie for the first time! Call myself a film blogger and I see ‘Back to the Future’ for the first time at 21… Shameful! Not to worry, because now I have seen it! Even though it is one of those classics, I still was shocked at what was going to happen. It’s not one of those films that even though you haven’t seen it, you know everything that happens, because all I knew was that they went back in time. Of course, that is true, they go back to November 5th 1955: 30 years before.
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) was warned to stay away from the “crazy” doc, Dr Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd), as he delves into wacky inventions. But Marty soon discovers that the Dr has sussed something brilliant: time travel! In a mass of worry and craziness, Marty McFly ends up travelling back 30 years before he was born, all the way back to when his parents were in high school. Things soon become clear of his parents’ past, but repercussions of Marty’s influence in 1955 starts taking effect in 1985. The goal is to get back to 1985, when Marty can return to his own life in Hill Valley.
The graphics are of 1985, don’t be expecting 21st century graphics because that just didn’t exist! They are good for what they are, and perhaps nostalgic. They create the classic feel of the movie, with the burning floor after the car has vanished. I do have to admit, the first gets extremely OTT by the end, all so very dramatic. But who cares? It’s a classic right, you need that dramatic build up. Will they, won’t they? Will Marty get back to the future?
The actors are brilliant as you are taken back into the past. It actually took me a while to realise they were the same actors past and present, but I think that was just me being stupid. I was lost in the make-up and make-believe. You do get lost into this 1955 Hill Valley. It’s a great escapism film, enjoyable and fun. It did have some shocking moments, I didn’t think were going to happen, it wasn’t a film I could predict all the way through, which was a breath of fresh air. ‘Back to the Future’: classic as it stands, and classic is shall stay.