Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Michael J. Fox
Studio: Universal Pictures
As a result Marty is accidently transported to 1955 where he unintentionally interferes with his parents meeting and now has to fix it. One problem (and boy are there a lot of problems) is that his mom now likes him as a result of the interference. His fathers a loser. Everyone’s being bothered by the town bully Biff. Not to mention there’s how to power the time machine to get him back to the future, which requires a whopping 1.21 gigawatts of power. All these situations are all dealt with in a screenplay that is smart and intelligent. It’s actually amazing how intricate everything is. It’s also amazing how many notes this movie makes. It’s a high school comedy. It’s a love story. It’s a drama. It’s an adventure.
However this film also has some great directing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen the final scene with the time machine and lightening storm, but it keeps me on the edge of my seat every time. That my friends is great directing at work. No one could have predicted how this simple movie would enter so many peoples hearts and stick with them. The world has changed a lot since this movie come out but the story and film itself feels timeless. No matter how old it gets I have a feeling people will always watch and enjoy this movie. I don’t care what the forthcoming remake does it will never diminish this films legacy. I hate to sound like a parrot (or use corny catch phrases) but “Back To The Future” is a timeless classic.
Parents there is some shockingly strong language, a few sexual themes, and moments of intensity. Recommended for ages 10 and up.