Friday, March 26, 2010

Back to the Future

As I stated before, I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi. But now and then, I take a shine to it. Case in point, I'm reviewing Back to the Future.

Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is a teenager who's unsure of what his future holds for him. His band was rejected from being the performing band for the school dance, and the only bright spots in his life are his girlfriend Jennifer Parker (Claudia Wells) and Emmett "Doc" Brown (Christopher Lloyd), the town's crackpot scientist and Marty's good friend. Doc is working on a time machine, which is fitted into a DeLorean sports car. Marty accidently gets sent to 1955, the date Doc entered, and is stuck there until he can find a way to power up the car. Along with that, he interferes with his parents' first meeting, causing his mother Lorraine (Lea Thompson) to fall in love with him instead of his father George (Crispin Glover).

If you read the premise on paper, you would've thought it was another B-movie or something of the sort. In reality, it's actually a pretty good sci-fo movie. The special effects are also good, though I think they're a little dated compared to, say, Avatar.

My Rating: ****1/2

1 comment:

  1. If this were released today, it would probably be protested because of the scenes with the Lybian terrorists.


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