Past Movie Review: Back to the Future

Without a doubt, “Back To the Future” is the best science fiction movie about time travel ever made. The idea and the story of this movie are brilliant, using a Delorean car because of it was built with stainless steel, using plutonium and nuclear energy for power and then having to reach a speed of 88 miles before you are transported anywhere in time. On top of all of this, this movie is funny and that is rare for any quality science fiction film. It is hard to believe that it has been almost 32 years since this great movie came out in the summer of 1985. This movie is so good it spawned two sequels and the producers were confident enough in the box office for the first film that they almost guaranteed part 2 at the end of this movie. This movie is also one of the first big hits for Robert Zemeckis who did a great job directing this film.

Back to the Future is the high point for Micheal J. Fox in his movie career, he has made several other good movies, but nothing as good as this one. Christopher Lloyd is also at the top of this career in this movie as he is both funny and believable as the scientific genius who invents a time machine. Thomas F. Wilson who plays Biff is one of the best villain/bullies in movie history. Biff Tannen is as unlikeable as any fictional character I have ever seen in any movie and as hateful and miserable a human being as ever been portrayed. This movie is such a great escape because all of us like to see the bad guy get what he deserves in the end, that way too infrequently happens in real life.

Back to the Future is an American classic and if you have never seen it after all these years, you owe it to yourself to see it, at least once.