Remembering Back to the Future

I received the latest issue of Empire magazine, which happen to be its spectacular 250th issue (and also one of my favorite movie mags). The cover story is about the 25th anniversary of one of the most entertaining movies ever made, Back to the Future.  I am amazed that it has been a quarter century since the first time we met Marty McFly, Doc Brown, and the time-traveling DeLorean. Time flies (pun intended.)

The movie, with Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd at their best, was funny, nostalgic, heartwarming, well-written, and darn good science fiction.  The Empire article covered the entire Back to the Future trilogy (which was produced by Steven Spielberg).  Director Robert Zemeckis did a terrific job making each of these films unique, taking Marty to 1955 in the first movie, taking him to the future of 2015 in Part II, and then to the Wild West of 1885 in Part III. I enjoyed all three and my only regret is that some of the cast members from the original did not return for the sequels (specifically, Crispin Glover and Claudia Wells, although Elisabeth Shue was a decent substitute).

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Anonymous said…
I used to be able to quote almost the entire first movie. Good times.