Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson
Wacky. Imaginative. Fun.
Life for the McFly family is a disappointment. The only one that seems to still have a chance is Marty (Fox), the youngest son. He gets roped into his genius inventor friend, Doc Brown’s scheme that involves time travel, and ends up stuck in the year 1955; the year his father and mother are supposed to fall in love. However, film time travel rules (written in pop-culture stone with Back to the Future) dictates that if you change one thing in history, you alter the future completely. After Marty interferes with his parents first encounter, he races to get them together, or else he’ll disappear, while searching for a way to get back to his own time. Complicating matters, his mom has a crush on him. One of the great popcorn flicks, and one of the first films to come to mind when you think of the word fun. Inventive, not only visually (which date, as all special effects do), but in its storytelling as well, which makes it as enjoyable today as ever.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-