Back To The Future (1985) – Encore Review 5

“If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. ” – Marty McFly

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count, but probably around 50 times (Theater in ’85, cable, video, DVD, 7 May 2013, 13 Nov 2014, 8 Oct 2015 and 8 Mar 2017, 11 Jan 2018 and 7 Oct 2019)

Link to original reviewHere, Here, Here, Here and Here

Brief Synopsis – After a mishap, a teenager is sent back in time thirty years and must make sure that his parents end up together in order to not jeopardize his own existence.

My Take on it – This is one of my all time favorite films and have seen it so many times that I actually know it all by heart.

This movie is able to work on so many levels and is near perfect in all that it does.

This film’s story is quite engaging throughout and the fact that the story is just about relatable to everyone also helps make things work so well.

Most people at some point or another in the lives have imagined what life would be like if we could go back in time and change something.

The cast of this film is amazingly chosen and their performances helped make this film so much more iconic and memorable.

That doesn’t change no matter how many times one views this film.

The chemistry between Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd is superb and they make it believable that despite such a large age gap between them, their friendship seems so true and genuine throughout.

Love the way that this film is planned out so well that there are so many connections between characters, events and situations that all tie together really nicely as the story progresses.

They do a great job making the science of this film simplistic so that we can focus more on the story without getting bogged down by too many technical issues along the way.

The musical score by Alan Silvestri is amazing and is able to enhance the film’s thrills and suspense.

Listen to it here:

This is the kind of movie that I can watch over and over and never get tired of it.

The fact that I’ve seen it so many times allows me to know the story almost entirely by heart yet that adds to my enjoyment instead of taking away from it and doesn’t make things feel boring or tedious at all.

Bottom Line – Amazing film that is able to work on so many levels that it is near perfect. The story is quite engaging and can be very relatable to so many people because who never wonders what could happen if one could make changes in the past. The cast is superbly chosen and help make this story so iconic and memorable no matter how many times one watches it.  Fox and Lloyd have amazing chemistry together and makes it so believable that despite such an age gap between their characters, they can still make it feel so realistic. The film is planned out really well and they do a wonderful job connecting various points of the story in ways that one doesn’t necessarily expect.  The film does a great job explaining the science of things in a simple way so that the story doesn’t get bogged down by technical aspects and allows us to enjoy things for what they are.  The score of the film by Silvestri is amazing and enhances the story even more by added a feeling of more suspense and thrills along the way.  This is a film that I can watch over and over and never get tired of seeing it all play out even though I pretty much know it all entirely by heart. Highly Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The script was rejected 44 times before it was finally green-lit. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)


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