The mid-80's was a hell of a time for movies. One of the biggest and best of the bunch was "Back to the Future". It had action, adventure, comedy! And it also had Michael J Fox, one of the biggest tv stars of the time ("Family Ties") breaking out from the small screen on to the big screen. It was the beginning of some major things happening. He had to juggle his tv and movie schedule for a while.
Back to the movie. Doc Brown makes a DeLorean into a time machine when you hit 88 mph. Marty McFly ends up back in 1955 and kinda sorta interrupts his parents meeting for the first time which could spell trouble. If it doesn't fix things fast, he may not exist anymore. Also, there are consequences in the past. Mess with things too much and the future could change too. Now for one small detail which no one remembered except me. In theatres, at the end when the car flew over the screen, that was end. When I rented the VHS later, they added "To be Continued...." after the car flew. I thought I was going crazy. Everyone I talked to somehow remembered that being there. But a commentary confirmed that it was added later.
Huge successful box office meant this one-time movie became a trilogy. They aren't just making one more movie, they are filming 2 movies back-to-back. They aren't wasting any time between them. A 4-year gap between the releases of the first and second movie seemed to be more than they wanted. So, they opted for only 6-month gap between the release of the 2nd and 3rd part. That being said, Doc Brown and Marty spend 3 going to the past, the present, the future, further to the past, back to the present and all over the timeline. It's a miracle the Doctor didn't show up and tell them to stop meddling with the timeline.
It's a great trilogy to play around with and fun to see what they thought the future would be like back then. Loved the first and second films. Liked the third but it definitely wasn't my favorite. Maybe because I'm not a huge fan of westerns and it's mostly in the old west. Who knows but it was a nice, well-rounded addition to the franchise. Not sure what else I would have liked to see in it though.
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Melanie here - Did you know Michael J Fox wasn't originally going to be Marty? Nope that role originally belonged to Eric Stoltz! Check out the YouTube video below to see more!
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