Sunday, January 17, 2010

Capsule Review: Back To The Future (1985)

Robert Zemeckis found the perfect blockbuster formula with his combination of modern special effects, Spielbergian whimsy, a young star on the rise, and an extremely clever script from himself and Bob Gale. Marty McFly, helping his scientist friend Doc Brown (the amazing Christopher Lloyd) with some experiments, accidentally launches himself back to 1955 where he runs into awkward, hormone fueled versions of his parents as well as the menacing bully Biff. The time travel element barely makes a lick of sense, but this sort of whiz-bang adventure had never worked so well on this scale. Followed by two enjoyable sequels.

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