The year is 1985 - but not for long. Because teenager Marty McFly (Michael J.Fox) is about to be blasted back to 1955 aboard the plutonium-powered DeLorean created by eccentric genius Doc Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd). But when Marty accidentally keeps his parents-to-be from falling in love, it triggers a time shattering chain reaction that could vaporise his future - and leave him trapped in the past! Now, Marty's last hope is to change history - before the clock runs out in his only chance to get himself Back to the Future!
Still makes me laugh out loud
- Back to the Future: Part 1 review by RP
I've been revisiting some older science-fiction films that I've either enjoyed or missed. This is one that I enjoyed – a comedy sci-fi adventure I saw at the cinema over 25 years ago. Has it stood the test of time? Yes. While it's a little dated (who remembers DeLorean today?) it seems to have retained its core humour remarkably well and it still made me laugh out loud. If I have a criticism it is the use of actors in their twenties to play teenage roles – I know Michael J. Fox looks boyish, but he's actually older than Crispin Glover who played his father, and 'Biff' was 26 at the time! I know the film is about time travel, but that's just ridiculous :) That minor irritation aside, I can thoroughly recommend this rather good film. 4/5 stars.