Year of Release: 1985
Starring: Michael.J.Fox and Christopher Llyod.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
What would you do if you had the power to change the past/future? Bet on football games, buy lottery tickets, redo past mistakes etc. Well, Marty McFly (Michael.J.Fox) goes back to save himself. He must unite his parents in the past to exist in the future. And how will he do that? With the help of Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Christopher Llyod), of course. How again? In a time-travelling DeLorean invented by Doc.
So far the plan sounds good. What awaits in the past is unexpected. Marty McFly must encounter the ire of Biff, who bullies his future father. He also receives unwanted romantic affections from his future mother who does not show any interest in his father. The story centers around Marty getting his future parents to fall in love with each other.
This movie is science fiction at it’s best. Taking the concept of time travel to a cooler level. It’s funny and entertaining. There are no drags. Everything is timed and tight. No loose ends. The one person who receives a 10/10 is my favourite, Michael.J.Fox. Eric Stoltz was definitely wrong for the part and they did the right thing by replacing him with Michael.J.Fox. He is just perfect in the role. No matter how small the role, everyone is fit into the part correctly. Not too dramatic or unfunnily comedic, it serves a good laugh in every scene.
As much as people like Back to the Future: Parts II and III, this is the only installation that stands out.