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Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Oct 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A timely documentary that celebrates the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future by discussing the movie’s impact with stars and fans alike.
My Take on it –I have seen the 3 movies of the Back to the Future trilogy countless times and after watching Parts II and II back to back on the day that Marty, and Doc visit us here in 2015 (21st October), I had the opportunity the following day to watch this brand new documentary about the time travel trilogy.
Until I saw this movie, I thought that I was a big BTTF fan, but now I know that I don’t come anywhere close.
Some of the fans featured here are really die hard fans of the series and spend a lot of their time dealing with the trilogy. Some even bought Delorians and created their own versions of the time travel vehicle with style.
I loved the choice of the eclectic group of people interviewed for this film that had so much to do with making the movies both in front of and behind the camera.
Huey Lewis and Claudia Wells look so different now and the actor who played Goldie Wilson (Donald Fullilove) REALLY looks different 30 years on 😉
The movie unfortunately focuses too heavily on the super-fans and collectors when they should have chosen to spend more time with the people who actually made the movie what it was.
It was great hearing some really interesting behind the scenes stories from Gale, Zemekis, Lloyd and of course Fox.
It would have been even better if they had showed us some more of the footage of Eric Stoltz as Marty. I hope to one day get to see some of those shots just to be able to compare and contrast the performances.
Bottom Line – Very interesting documentary that would have been even better if it spent a bit more time on the people responsible for the trilogy as opposed to the fans which continue the legacy of it all. Nice behind the scenes stories from the stars behind and in front of the camera. Recommended (especially if you are a fan of the series)
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – This documentary was released on October 21, 2015, the same date that Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Jennifer Parker (Elisabeth Shue) travelled into the future in Back to the Future Part II (1989). (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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