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Sunday, July 3, 2016
Movie Review: *****Back to the Future (1985)
Talk about a fun movie. This is one of the best. Christopher Lloyd is so good as Doctor Brown. I especially like his demonstration of pride after they get the DeLorean back. His reaction is classic acting.
If figure the story line is well enough known to most people, but this involves Marty (Michael J. Fox) accidentally sending himself back in time. He seeks out Dr. Brown (Christopher Lloyd) to help him get back to his own time, as he made the time machine in what is his future now. Marty meets his parents, and in fact interferes with their meeting. This is setting up an alternative future in which he and his siblings are not born. Marty's parents (Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover) are quite a pair in their high school days. (Speaking of acting, this two actors have to portray their character in two different times, 30 years apart. They actually do a great job.) The other actor who has they same task is Biff (Thomas F. Wilson) who is father's nemesis.
Some highlights of this film are Marty getting to play guitar at the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance and the actual time machine build in a DeLorean. The Mr. Fusion is pretty cool too.
This is a great family film with lots of fun action and intriguing nuances with the use of time. Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale should be given note as the writers.