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About the Trilogy
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Time Travel.
Time Travel. Time travel is a tricky thing to get right in movies. For one, you don't want it to be over complicated for the viewer. But you don't want the plot to be too simple and not to use the concept to its fullest potential. Back to the future wasn't the first to do time travel, but it was the first to be successful with the concept. So let’s travel back in time, or travel back to the future to see what the fuss is about.
Quote Strong characters make for a strong film, and both Marty McFly and Doc Brown have that in spades. Marty Mcfly is a 17 year old teenager, who has troubles at home, and struggles with getting his band noticed. He's an ordinary guy, right up to when he travels in time. Doc Brown is your crazy professor type, who can be brainy and knowledgeable. But doesn't lose the audience around him with his crazy explanations and scientific facts.

Audiences warm up to both characters straight away because of their personalities. Both characters being different, but still manage to be best of friends. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd are exceptional, both actors nailing their characters. They both drive the entire franchise, and its no wonder people think Marty McFly and Doc Brown are some of the most popular movie characters ever.

But that’s only half the equation. When you read articles on the best movie vehicles, the Delorean is usually among the best for good reason. The Delorean is cool, and there’s no doubt in my mind its my second favourite on screen vehicle, behind KITT from Knight Rider. As it rolls out of that truck in the first film, to travelling to the wild west in the third film, it's got a certain mysterious feeling about it. Probably down to the fact it has the appearance of being built together in a shed! Oh, and did I mention the "insignificant" fact that it can travel in time?

Oh yes, a time machine… made out of Delorean? (What a great line) It does travel in time and only Doc knows exactly how – so don’t try to get me to explain it. Instead of travelling in Time and Space like the TARDIS, the Delorean only travels in time. This makes it more believable, and unpredictable upon entering the new time period – what was in that exact place in the past or the future?
[BTTF]One of the most iconic movie posters... with three different versions! Which is your favourite? A flying Delorean!
The concept of time travel works and works well on screen. It shows a lot of thought went into the whole concept while the movies were being written… or is that rewritten? Time travel is usually used a way for characters to move from place to place, to move the story forward. It's a little different in Back to the Future. The whole concept of time travel is the central focus of the movies – how can Marty get back to a certain year?

So hats off for not making it complicated, with the films never getting bogged down. With a few key scenes scattered in each film, it's stated to the audience, so one will get lost. Special mention to Part II for this. The story goes places only a true (and an well planned out) time travel movie can do – and it does it perfectly.

A can’t finish my account on Back to the Future without mentioning the score. Remember when I stated about How to Train Your Dragon has one of the strongest movie scores I have ever heard? Well Alan Silvestri has managed that feat. It never misses a beat (no pun intended…) Do you need epic music for an epic moment? Check. What about a calming peace for a heartfelt moment? Check. What about action music for a good old-fashioned action scene? Done!

With a huge orchestral at his disposal, Alan Silvestri has crafted a score that pushes all the right buttons, and complements the acting of the lead characters, the time machine and erm… well… everything (Now and in the future...)


Closing Thoughts
Classic Classic
Back to the Future is one of the best movie trilogies of all time. Its a strong movie series and has excellent acting, stories and score to boot. Back to the Future is so good that you will want a time machine to travel with him, time and time again, even after 30 years that Marty travelled Back to the Future...

My One Big Highlight
Spiderman This is the trickiest big highlight I have done yet, because there's loads of moments I could of picked. The scene at the clocktower in part I where Doc sends Marty back to the future is especially rememberable. Both characters coming full circle in a sense. With a fantastic score and excellent special effects, it sums up the series perfectly.
Elephant In the Room
elephantThere is nothing I don't like about this film. But even if I did write about it, I travelled back in time to remove it before I could write it. Keeping up? If you aren't, why haven't you seen the films yet?