After my last two lists, I felt now would be a great time to get back into the 80s because this day, July 3, 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of a highly memorable film from 1985: Back to the Future!
The movie was directed by Robert Zemeckis and starred Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover. It was about aspiring teenage musician Marty McFly being sent back in time to 1955 and in the process accidently damages history by causing his then-teenaged mother to fall in love with him rather than his father and now has to fix everything hopefully for the better.
I suppose like in The Terminator if one was to ignore the sci-fi aspects of the story, you would probably have a story of a teenager who learns to be more mature and confident because of his upcoming role as a father.
The movie has left an impact on us all; there is an episode of Family Guy called "Meet the Quagmires" which was meant to be a parody of this film and on the Adult Swim series Rick and Morty the two titular characters were created to be Expies of Doc Brown and Marty McFly.
I will also add that James Rolfe, the Angry Video Game Nerd, once said he doesn't think Back to the Future should be said as one of the best movies from the 80s and that's it. Rather, it should be seen as one of cinema's finest achievements. What do you think?
I think Roxy would agree, happy 30th to Back to the Future!
Thank you, and jumpin' gigawatts!
Back to the Future is (c) Universal Pictures
Roxy is (c) me