Flashback Review: Back to the Future


Ryan Jayne

Flashback Review: Back to the Future

Ryan Jayne, Staff Writer

Considered one of the best movies of all time, Back to the Future is a movie that is often quoted and referenced in pop culture, making it hard to forget about. Released on July 3rd, 1985, the movie smashed the box office, earning $210,609,762.


Actors Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly) and Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown) made names for themselves with their amazing acting skills and absolute charm as the movies main duo. 


Now to answer the big question: does the movie live up to the major hype?


In short, it definitely lives up to the praise that so many people around the world give it. It features a fantastic story line and jumps you right into the action right at the beginning of the movie. It makes the pace of the movie faster rather than dragged out. 


For most of the movie, Marty McFly is back in the 1950s, experiencing what his hometown went through at the time. He accidentally meets the younger versions of his parents and risks messing up their future marriage. As a result, the plot of the movie consists of Marty attempting to save his parents’ relationship and get “Back to the Future.” 


Back to the Future truly does live up to its expectations as one of the greatest movies of all time. It even earned highly positive critic reviews, scoring a 5/5 on Common Sense Media, and an 8.5/10 on IMDb. Adam Smith from Empire gave a review that really stood out; “To put it bluntly: if you don’t like Back To The Future, it’s difficult to believe that you like films at all.” A fan that enjoys the movie gave a light hearted review, referencing the movie by saying, “Back to the Future is one of the best films of the 80’s and all-time! Featuring iconic lines, creativity, thrills and fun! 1.21 Gigawatts!”


In the final analysis, Back to the Future is a fantastic movie, both for its time and now. It features an amazing story line, phenomenal acting, iconic lines, and great comedy. 


Personal Rating: (10/10)