Tuesday, August 11, 2009

#94 - Back to the Future (1985), 117 mins.

Alf: This is one of those movies that I think everyone in the world has seen at one point or another. The great thing about it is, that I think you notice something new every time that you watch it. Growing up, I had liked Back to the Future 2 the best. At some point, I guess that I finally thought it was too much of a copy of the first one, and then started liking the first one the best.

In case that there is anyone in the world that hasn't already seen this movie...the movie is about a teenager accidentally traveling back in time using Doc Brown's time machine that he invented. Coincidentally, he travels back in time to when his parents were teenagers and ruins his family's time continuum by interrupting the moment at which his parents originally met. The rest of the movie is about him (Marty) trying to get his parents back together, and also trying to get back home, in the future.

Beth: I never get tired of this movie. Growing up I always liked Back to the Future 2 better because it had all the futuristic stuff but this one is definitely classic. Anyway, it was cool to see new stuff that I never noticed before. Dude, I totally just wrote that without reading Alf's review. Freaky. This may be the only movie we ever really agree on from the 517 Hour Project.

Back to the Future is a great movie that shows that the bonds of friendship transcend time, overcoming personal hurdles - both external and emotional and the dangers of drinking and leaving children unattended in playpens for long periods of time. Not to mention the dangers of pent-up sexual tension that can lead to marriages based on sexual attraction rather than common interests and compatibility (I had to make up for Alf and me saying the same thing).

Watched on 08/09/09

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