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Back To The Future (1985)

Back To The Future (1985)


Michael J Fox
Christopher Lloyd
Lea Thompson

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Back to the future is one movie that contains excellent visual effects, a nice story plot and the directing is just excellent. The movie has a beautiful screenplay, and the movie puts the full stop in the statement, “never a dull moment.”

Michael J Fox was the desired man cast to play the lead role Marty McFly, but he turned it down due to scheduling conflicts, so Eric Soltz was cast in his place. After filming had begun, Zemeckis and Spielberg felt Soltz was not portraying the character well enough and knew this was a casting error, so they had to re-cast and ask Fox to try and make time to be in the movie. So Fox had to re-arrange his schedule time to be able to shoot Family Ties (TV Series) and the movie at the same time, this recasting meant, an extra 3 million production cost, as all the scenes that Eric had done had to be redone and Fox was so busy, that it was said that he only got 5 hours of sleep a day at the time.

Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) is a teenager from the Eighties who befriends a slight coco scientist, Doctor Brown (Christopher Lloyd). During one of their meetings, Doctor Brown mistakenly (due to an accident) sends Marty 30 years into the past, 1955 to be exact.

Marty, while in the past, mistakenly interrupts his parent's meeting, and he must find a way to fix it or else he will no longer exist. He also has to help the Doctor Brown of 1955 get him (Marty) Back to the future.

Back to the Future was a financial success, the movie’s 100 days production cost was 19 million dollars (including the recasting cost) and it made over 380 million dollars in the box office. It was also a critical acclaim, winning an Oscar for Best Sounding Editing.

The balance in this movie is what makes it a most watch the movie’s transgression from comic to science fiction to romance/drama, is what makes it such a most watch, it takes its time to explain even the complexity of time travel, that at the end even with the slightest of details that made no sense I actually was convinced and doubted not that Doctor Brown did it.

Back to the Future is a movie hit for all to see and enjoy, it was that good that two sequels were added to it, Back to the Future II and Back to the Future III, although the release dates for the sequels were 1989 and 1990 respectively all maintained the time of 1985 when the first time travel happened. So in the end of Back to the Future III, we were back in 1985.


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