I don’t believe that any day has been looked forward more to than today October 21, 2015. Not only does this day represent another day closer to Halloween, but it’s also the day that Marty McFly, his girlfriend Jennifer and Doc Brown traveled to the future to stop Marty and Jennifer’s kids from messing up. This was actually the premise of the second movie, the original movie went back in time and gave Marty the task to have his parents fall in love. There was also a third movie where Marty traveled to the old west to bring back Doc Brown after he was zapped there at the end of Back to the Future II. That’s honestly just a small, sliver of a snippet of an amazing trilogy that should never ever be remade, but today we celebrate the marvel that is Back to the Future II and Marty’s trip to the future. Cue to the music!
I remember seeing Back to the Future II in the theaters with my dad, one of the only good memories with that man, and being blown away. I was only 7 years old when this movie came out and I had seen the original at home, so seeing all that special effects had to offer on the big screen was something next to amazing. A hoverboard and a time machine that can now fly,
I didn’t know what to think. I remember the rumors started mere days after the release of the movie amongst kids at school about how the hoverboards were already being worked on. I didn’t know any better, so I probably believed them and helped spread the rumors.
This movie made such an impact no only on me but the whole world, especially with the invention of the internet. First there were web page dedicated to theories and hidden meanings in what was shown, then with the introduction of Youtube there were theories in video form. Over analyzed moments in all three Back to the Future movies and points where things were just left in, I’m talking about you kid pointing to your crotch at the end of Back to the Future III. Speaking of Back to the Future III, let’s not forget when they put railroad wheels on the Delorean and pushed it with a train fueled with highly flammable logs to propel it to 88 mph.
This post was celebrating Back to the Future II, but as I go on I can’t stop and just be happy that all three of these movie were made.Regardless of the special effects comparison to today, you can’t call these movies anything more than timeless. The cast just fit and worked together like a well oiled machine and, no offense to Eric Stolz, I don’t see anyone else playing Marty McFly than Michael J. Fox. There will be and should never be any more of these movies, and not because I don’t want to see the story continue, it’s because I don’t think that any story can top what has already been told. After all three movie were over I was always left with a great sense of happiness. I’ll leave you with a saying from Doc Brown himself.