Back to the Future

Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Rating: A

On October 26, 1985, Dr. Brown tests his time machine, a work in progress for 30 years, that changes the course of his young friend’s history.

Marty McFly (Fox) gets accidentally sent back in time to the day his parents meet for the first time. In the confusion of the time traveling event, Marty meets his high school aged-dad peeping on his high school aged-mom changing in her room. In the event that his dad was supposed to get hit by a car and introduced to his mom, Marty saves him and ends up unconscious in his mom’s house.

Queue the panic attack. Marty’s mom isn’t the shy, innocent young lady she always made out to be. His young, attractive mom makes moves on him and Marty uncomfortably realizes she isn’t interested in his dad, but him! He quickly makes his way to his scientist friend’s house, to ask Dr. Brown (Lloyd) for help to get him back to his proper timeline. When Dr. Brown finds out Marty messed with his parent’s first interaction with each other, that led them to dating, he warns Marty to fix it or else he’ll be erased from existence.

Back to the Future covers a lot of ground. There’s action, comedy, drama, romance, and science fiction! While it takes place mostly in 1955, anyone can relate to being young and in love. Marty has to find a way to make his parents fall in love for the first time so he can go back to worrying about his own love life. Sometimes you get a crush on the wrong person, and Marty sure doesn’t want his mom to be in love with him.

At the end of the day though, when Doc and Marty have gotten everything straightened out, Marty comes home to find life better than it was. His parents, who were nothing special, have turned into confident, successful adults. The bully who used to bother his dad now works for him. The girl Marty was seeing is still in the picture.

Back to the Future is a classic, fun movie that people still talk about today. It was my first time watching it and I was pleasantly surprised to really like it. The ending was a little suspenseful and it prepares you for a sequel, which most people talk about because of all the predictions made about 2015. Overall, it was an enjoyable movie worth the watch.


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