MovieRob’s Birthday Bash of Favorites 2021 (#28 of 48) – Back to the Future (1985) – Encore Review 6

January is my birthday month, so I decided that I would try and do something quite unique and special for this milestone in my life. I will be turning 47, so I decided to watch 48 (47+1 for good luck) of my all time favorite movies in a random order over the course of this month.  I have reviewed every one of these films already, but I will now give new perspectives on them all. Every one of these films received a 10/10 scoring from me.  Some of these reviews will contain spoilers so if you have never seen them before, I recommend that you read some of my previous reviews of the film that were spoiler free before reading on…

Hope you enjoy!

This is film #28 of the 48.

Let’s continue with… 

Initial Viewing Memories – Saw this in the theater opening week and was mesmerized by the premise because it is so unique and innovative the whole way through.  The way that things play out is so fascinating to watch and it is a movie that I practically know by heart, yet am more than willing to watch over and over.  Can’t wait to watch it again…

“Since when can weathermen predict the weather, let alone the future?” – 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, 7 Oct 2019 and 18 Jan 2021)

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

Brief Synopsis – A teenager accidentally travels back in time 30 years to 1955 and must find a way back home after inadvertently causing his parents not to fall in love.

My Take on it – Such a fun film that is as close to perfect as a film can come. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd are superb in these characters who they have made so iconic over the years.  The story flows so well and they are able to keep things so much fun while also poignant the whole way through. The music by Alan Silvestri helps enhance things even more as the story toes the line between sci-fi and drama.  The supporting cats is also great with Thomas F. Wilson, Crispin Glover and Lea Thompson helping keep things so enjoyable to watch. The film does a wonderful job explaining the science of the story in a simplistic way and the choice to use a Delorian as a time travel vehicle was so genius because it is such a sleek and futuristic looking choice. They do an amazing job keeping things “light” and fun which helps keep things so engaging. The special effects are excellent and make things feel even more realistic in the way it all progresses. The story unfolds in a very realistic seeming way which helps keep things so entertaining and genuine as things move along. Highly Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The rights to the film and its sequels are owned by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. In a 2015 interview, Zemeckis maintained that no reboot or remake of the film would be authorized during his or Gale’s lifetime. (From IMDB)

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


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One thought on “MovieRob’s Birthday Bash of Favorites 2021 (#28 of 48) – Back to the Future (1985) – Encore Review 6

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