Back to the Future – it was one of the
most popular movies of the 80s, and rightfully so! Michael J. Fox was at
his best (and at his hottest) and the movie’s plot held all of us captive.
After all, what’s not exciting about riding in the coolest car ever and
taking a trip back in time to when your parents were your age? Unless of
course you manage to ruin your parents’ chances of meeting – thereby
nullifying your very own existence. Poor Marty McFly.
As pathetic as the name may sound (and Marty McFly isn’t exactly a manly
name) the movie was cooler than cool. Admit it – after you saw Back to the
Future you would have done
anything for a Delorean, right? Don’t worry -
you weren’t alone. Everyone did. We cheered for Marty, we adored Doc and
we dug our nails into our hands while praying that Marty would fix the
clock tower in time so Lorraine (his mom) and George (his dad) would fall
in love – after all, if they didn’t fall in love in 1955, Marty would
cease to exist!
Doesn’t it make you long for the good-old days when movie entertainment
was so innocent? No shooting, no real violence – just good clean fun? Yes,
Back to the Future is definitely a movie that can define the entertainment
of the 80s.
Of course we can’t forget to mention the two sequels to the Back to the
Future movie. Marty’s adventures definitely don’t end with the trip he
made to 1985. He gets to go forward to the year 2015 in Back to the Future
Part 2 and then he gets to go back to the year 1885 in Back To The Future
Part 3. And of course there was the cartoon series that aired for a short
while (typical 80s philosophy – keep it going till you run it into the
Fans who think they’ve seen the last of
Back to the Future will be
thrilled to hear that all three movies are available on DVD. Rev up
your Flux Capacitor - it’s
never to late to go back to the future.
a bit of BTTF trivia that you might not know. Eric Stoltz was originally
cast as Marty McFly. Five weeks into the filming, the filmmakers made
the switch. Check out this still image showing Stoltz in the role. While
I love Eric Stoltz (see Some
Kind of Wonderful), that role was made for Michael J. Fox.
The staying power of Back to the
Future has been in the news recently (December, 2011) when one of
the seven DeLoreans used in the making of the original movie series
(this particular one was used primarily in BTTF 3) went up for auction.
Hemmings reports that the sale price at the auction’s close was
a whopping $541,000, with a part of the proceeds going to Parkinson’s
research. Click here for more details on the sale.
more info on this movie and its sequel, check out our
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