March 14, 2010

Back to the Future - 1985

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writers: Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale
Starring: Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

"Are you telling me that you built a time machine... out of a DeLorean?" You've all seen this one: teen apprentice to mad scientist goes back to 1955, stops parents from meeting, and attempts to rectify said situation before it undoes his own existence.

After 25 years, this film holds up surprisingly well. Sure, one or two of the effects don't look as great as they used to, and a couple of the jokes are corny, but I'd still call it one of the few perfect movies. It's got action, comedy, romance, a little suspense, good writing, well-developed characters--definitely enjoyable for everyone. Glad to see it hasn't fallen to the recent pandemic of remakes, and I hope it stays that way.

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