Back to the Future

Published October 4, 2010

Back to the Future

Film info

  • Title Back to the Future
  • Director Robert Zemeckis
  • Year 1985
  • Run time 1hr 56m
  • Genres Comedy, Adventure, Science Fiction, Family
  • Tagline He's the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born

When teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he finds himself mixed up in a time-shattering chain reaction that could vaporize his future - and leave him trapped in the past. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time.

Live Blog

Time Comment
0:44 I must say, I’m obsessed by time too, but that many clocks is very freaky.
2:26 It’s Wallace and Gromit-esque to have a machine that makes breakfast for you.
4:32 Those are some pretty terrible sunglasses.
6:21 Is it legal to hold on to someone’s car whilst on a skateboard?
8:08 He has a serious case of double denim.
9:20 Audition tape. An actual tape!!
9:39 Mr C and I both prefer the other Jennifer.
12:44 Prefer the other George as well, to be honest.
15:02 Is it standard to have cake when you get out of jail?
17:11 They’re like me and mr C. She just keeps on chatting and he doesn’t listen.
18:58 Woooohoo! DeLorean!
20:47 He must have had quite a lot of practice with that remote control.
24:09 Why is the DeLorean cold now but never when they travel through time again?
28:56 I like the dog has a little radiation suit on too.
33:27 Oop, twin pines becomes lone pine.
36:04 Peet stop! old garages are awesome.
39:07 Is he wearing 3D glasses? He’d almost be in fashion again.
42:09 Where he hits his head on the road, it hurts my head.
45:18 That’s a whole lot of children she has. Marty has a lot of aunts/uncles.
50:16 “They cut off your brother’s hair.” The first sign of the invisibility problems to come.**
52:56 1.21 Gigawatts!
57:57 Freud would have a field day with this.
1:03:52 I find it really hard to drink from a glass bottle. Long live plastic.
1:06:40 I’m not sure all those sparks are good on a wooden skateboard.
1:09:14 That is a great model village. Doc could be on Blue Peter.
1:14:52 This film simply proves that 50s shirts are not good looking.
1:17:08 There’s not enough saxophone at dances these days.
1:18:59 I challenge you to say “Don' nobody go nowhere” in real life.
1:24:41 What a coincidence. He does know how to play the guitar.
1:31:30 “Do you have no concept of time?” I love this film!
1:36:49  He actually painted a start line on the road. The things you can get away with in the 50s.
1:40:59 Wooohoo!
1:42:35 The DeLorean IS cold. Who knew??
1:49:53 Who parks a car at 45 degrees?
1:51:46 “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” Best quote ever.


I’m sure we all know that this is my favourite film in the whole world. That being said, I was in two minds about whether to watch it or not. I was so, over-the-top excited to see it appear on iTunes in HD, but if I Film Watched it, then that was it. It was done. You can only do it once. In the end, though, I couldn’t resist.

It looks so good in HD. When you compare it with the terrible trailer, the difference is stunning. If only you could buy movies in HD from iTunes, I would snap up all three of them. I love that I am watching this film for about the fiftieth time, and I am still noticing things. Like the ice cold car, and the pink bits on Doc’s radiation suit. LOVE IT.

Rating: 5 / 5

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