Back to the Future


Year of Release: 1985

Genre: Comedy

Related to/Remake of: Back to the Future II (sequel), Back to the Future III (sequel)

Directed By: Robert Zemeckis

Music By: Alan Silvestri

Starring: Michael J. Fox (as Marty McFly), Christopher Lloyd (as Dr. Emmett Brown), Lea Thompson (as Lorraine Baines-McFly), Crispin Glover (as George McFly), Thomas F. Wilson (as Biff Tannen), James Tolkan (as Mr. Strickland), and Claudia Wells (as Jennifer Parker)

Basic Plot: A teen who thinks his parents are losers travels back in time thanks to his eccentric scientist friend and runs into his parents when they’re also teens.  He must then figure out a way to get back to his own time while ensuring that his parents end up together.

Rating (Out of 4): 4

Pros: Pure fun from beginning to end.  Fox and Lloyd are great together, and Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover do wonderful work as both the older McFlys and their younger counterparts.  Glover, in particular, stands out as one of the best representations of a nerd ever shown on screen.  The use of the DeLorean as a time machine is brilliant, and the music (both the score and the ’80s songs) is awesome.

Cons: This is pretty much a perfect movie.