My 50 Favorite Flicks • #5

ONE POINT TWENTY ONE GIGAWATTS!

Back to the Future (1985)
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This was the first movie I have ever seen in the theatre. True Story. My mother tells me that she wanted to see this, and brought me along at the young age of 3 1/2 years.  She said I was glued to the screen and didn’t look away or make a fuss once.  I have since seen this movie about 100 times. The funny thing about Back to the Future, is that it appeals to all ages, but the older you get, the more you understand and pick up on.  There are still things I find that I missed such as the Mall being Lone Pine Mall and no longer Twin Pine after Marty destroys one of the pine trees in 1955.  I still prefer this over the sequels, as the plot of the original is much more clear, concise, and heavy. “Is there something wrong with Earth’s gravitational pull in 1985”? I decided to depict a fun scene when Marty tries to scare George into asking Loraine to the dance by pretending he is an alien.  This film is my happy place!

My 50 Favorite Flicks • #33

One of the best sequels of all time gets on my list at #33…

Back to the Future Part II (1989)
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Back to the Future Part II is a sequel that ups the anti of the original in every way. It layers more scenarios of time travel and introduces alternate timelines.  We have multiple Marty’s running around in scenes, and we get to see behind the scenes of the original movie. The idea of using footage from the original movie was just genius.  Also, I love that this film goes from present day to the future, and then back to the past all in one flick.  It has so many memorable set pieces that are reintroduced in every era.  Great film!

Back to the Future lll • Daily Sketch

Okay, here is another Marty if you aren’t already sick of them.  One thing that makes the Back to the Future series so memorable are everyone’s outfits.  They are all so distinct.  One of my favorite parts of the third movie is how 1955 Doc dresses Marty up as a cowboy like they were portrayed in movies at that time (colorfully!)