Back to the Future (1985)

Robert Zemeckis directs Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson in this seminal teen time travel smash where an Eighties kid finds himself trapped in his parents’ youthful era.

This movie has been part of my life as far back as I can remember. Was the first time I watched it a video rental? Must have been. This ambitious blend of teen comedy, sci-fi, adventure and SFX is seamless. Glued solid by wonderful light comedy acting from Fox, Thompson and Thomas F. Wilson and wilder variations by Lloyd and Crispin Glover. The soundtrack thumps, the jokes are timeless and the set-pieces relentless. Movie magic. Doesn’t take one misstep, but risks a load of brave ones. I can’t remember the first time I watched BTTF but I wonder when was the first time I realised that very few movies were of this quality and invention?


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