Mon, 4 April 2022
What are you lookin' at butthead? We're looking at Back to the Future because it's always fun to look back at our favorite films, especially if they're about time travel. Join Jay and Shua on a journey to the past, present, and future to get a taste of nostalgia on Enjoy Stuff!
Time travel stories have been around for quite a while, but Back to the Future made it more popular than ever before. Let’s revisit Back to the Future!
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What we’re Enjoying
Shua and his lovely wife decided to check out the new Sandra Bullock action comedy, ‘The Lost City’. They were pleasantly surprised how much fun it was. Jay has continued his western film viewings with a classic Sergio Leone spaghetti Western, ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’. A classic movies that set up a lot of details in movies that followed it.
Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. Sci-Fi Saturdays has a great article on Terminator 2: Judgment Day.The latest Marvel series on Disney+ is here! Now go check out some great filming locations for Moon Knight on MCU Location Scout.
Back in the early days of cinema, time travel movies were far and in between. In 1960 we got a cinematic interpretation of HG Wells’s classic story, “The Time Machine”. “Planet of the Apes” revealed itself to be a time travel movie in 1968.
The 70’s and 80’s gave us some more modern day methods of riding a time wave with things like “Time After Time”, “Somewhere in Time”, and “Timerider”
But Time Travel became mainstream and common after a brand new idea in 1985 when Robert Zemeckis was finally able to bring his vision to screen in “Back to the Future”.
We talk about why we enjoy this classic film, from the frenetic pace to the performances to the new rules of time travel, this story seemed to strike all the right notes.
November 22, 1989 brought us the first of two sequels that were filmed back to back. Part II took us to a future that was fun and cheesy, but actually a little accurate. It also took Marty back to the past in 1955 where he had to find a way to save Doc, who was even further back in the past in 1885.
Just a few months later on May 25, 1990 we got the conclusion where we see Hill Valley when it was just getting started in the old west. The finale focused more on Doc than Marty, and it raised the stakes of getting back to 1985.
Jay and Shua remember times they saw it, even a trilogy marathon before the premiere of part III. Make sure you check out Jay’s write-ups on Retrozap.com about the whole trilogy!
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