There are few movies guaranteed to plaster a smile on my face every time I see them. Back To The Future is, however, one of them.
I actually realized this today when I was watching it for who-knows-how-many-times-I’ve-seen-it.
In between mouthing my favorite lines as they came up, there would be a huge grin plastered on my face as I just watched the story.
I needn’t rave about Michael J. Fox again, I did so in an earlier post, but have no doubt, he is, was, and ever shall be awesome.
I do love seeing this film on the big screen, and once again, our audience was filled with those who loved it, and those who were being introduced to it for the first time. Which means that everyone laughs and even claps at the right moments.
Watching Christopher Lloyd make big eyes, and shocked expressions behind Lea Thompson’s back is always brilliantly funny.
Part of the eternal appeal of this film, I think, is the excitement of time travel, who wouldn’t want to see different places and times? Part of it is also the appeal of seeing the world that your parents grew up in, to know what they were like before you came along.
But the rest of it is the sheer fun of watching Marty and Doc in this Spielberg-produced, Zemeckis-directed classic.
I so love this movie…
And of course Doc says “What the hell” when Marty asks him about messing with the space-time continuum, Marty already messed it up when he saved his dad from being hit by the car. At that moment he’d created an alternate timeline, so I figure that was how Doc rationalized it for himself.
While the trilogy is fun and enjoyable, the first film will always be my go to movie for smiles, and sheer joy.