#15 Back To The Future (1985)

#15 Back To The Future (1985)

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, this has got to be one of the best scripts ever filmed. The Twin Pine Mall becomes the Lone Pine Mall after one of the signature trees gets torn down during a chase sequence. It only affects about two seconds of onscreen time, but its that kind of meticulous attention to detail that makes this one of the greatest movies ever made. Michael J Fox plays Marty McFly, the coolest kid 1985 has ever produced. Opposite him is Doc Brown, played by the hilarious Christopher Lloyd, and if you've seen him in Taxi then you know how great he is at being scatterbrained yet brilliant. Crispin Glover plays George McFly, Marty's dad who is a socially inept nerd who reads science fiction and tells bad jokes. Thomas Wilson plays one of the best onscreen villains ever created, Biff Tannen. No matter the era, Biff's character is consistently the winner of the biggest douchebag of all time award. This movie has it all, romance, adventure, time travel, action, music, and most of all humor. There isn't a single line that goes to waste, and anything someone says goes towards crafting another aspect of their personality, be it past or present (or future). One of my favourite moments is the exchange between Marty and Doc Brown from the past where they are discussing the impacts of time travel, when Marty says "heavy." Leading Doc Brown to wonder why he says it so often, asking if there has been some change to the gravity in the future. Too funny. Racing past us at eighty eight miles per hour, Back To The Future clocks in at number fifteen.

4 comments:

Checho said...

1.21 jigawatts of electricity.... Rolls off the tongue, dudnnit? Whatever happened to Marty McFly's original girlfriend? She was beauteeful.... It always bothered me the way they switched her for Elizabeth shue (also purdy)... Btw, where was the "Libyans" scene shot? That jcpenney looks familiar... or was it just a Hollywood set?

SpookyDonkey said...

it was not a set, and although the jcpenny is no longer there the building still is. i saw a documentary about visiting the set locations for back to the future, and it turns out that this exact place is in the city of industry (if i recall correctly) and the tape is still on the ground where marty and doc stood with the flame going through their legs. and after this top 30 movie wraps im gonna post a reply to that whole "pasty tall kid" comment you left me also. and yes mcfly always has bomb gfs.

checho said...

I FUCKIN KNEW IT HOMES..... it IS the one i was thinking about... I used to LIVE in city of industry, well close to there in LA PUENTE (PUENTE HILLS MALL)and it blows my mind because i was there as a kid. I KNEW i wasn't crazy... you sillius soddius, it IS puente hills mall... i bought some jeans there in 2004, i wore them last night... (head explodes) my sister in law just told me that the jcpenney was repalced by a macy's 3 years ago... but i fuckin knew it, it just never occured to me to google it until now. my brother still lives around there... puente hills mall was the shit

checho said...

p.s. i bought some of my dylan cd's at the puente hills mall, in the borders.\nn/_ ( > < ) _\nn/