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 Posted:   Jun 23, 2020 - 4:41 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

These movies mean a lot to me, they have a lot of heart to them, and they're so entertaining! Great scores by Silvestri, I think his best. BTW, have you guys seen the animated series? It's pretty good too.smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2020 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

It's ALL about the heart, my friend.
When a movie has that, it doesn't need anything else!
smile

(But a good score doesn't hurt, either! big grin)

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2020 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I saw it the theatre back in 1985. Absolutely loved it the film AND the incredible, kinetic, score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2020 - 5:27 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

One of the things I love most about the films (and the first one, more keenly than the others) is how it makes me feel young again.
I was 24 when the first one came out and, even now, it gives me that same jolt of youthful exuberance.
Simply lightning in a bottle, that one.

And nothing was better than watching it in a theater full of people who were all having as good a time as me.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2020 - 10:48 PM   
 By:   Nightingale   (Member)

I remember walking out of the theater with my friends on a hot, sunny summer afternoon after the movie was over and you get that sudden blast of light and heat just as you walk out the exit door and I immediatley thought: "Awww, back to reality...." because the movie was so damn fun!

The 1st one is in my top 4 movies of all time, the other 2 films are ok and will watch them once in awhile, but the original is the stand out. Would love to see the Eric Stoltz footage just as a comparison.

I also agree, BTTF makes me feel young.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2020 - 5:35 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I love those as well, I have a bit of struggle 'loving' the second one, it feels a bit messy and not put together as well.
The first and the third are pure joy. I often feel the 3rd one gets unappreciated, but I feel that it is a very strong film, charming, different, and it has ZZ Top

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2020 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

My co-worker took me to see BTTF at a time when I was in a failed relationship. I was very depressed and bitter. I didn't like the film at all on first viewing being centered on a romantic narrative, and the typical Hollywood happy ending- in fact I hated it. Years later I saw it again on pay cable and thought it was a hoot. Its a fun, romantic movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2020 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Man I love the BACK TO THE FUTURE films!

Who doesn't?

I saw the first on VHS (as I was only 8 in 1985), but the second and third, I'm fairly certain I saw in the cinema upon release.

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2020 - 4:52 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

I saw the first film many times in the theaters with enthusiastic audiences. It was great fun.

The second film is a chore to watch. Grotesque make-up jobs, unbelievable characters and rarely funny.

The third film is much more enjoyable and has that exciting ending with the train. I could have done without Marty's moonwalking in the bar, though. smile

BTTF - A

Part II - C+

Part III - B+

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2020 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Yesterday I got BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES which contains all the films and the animated series. I just finished watching PART I with my parents and we love it as always!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2020 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

So, in honor of Henry (and also to sweep away some of the images from "Casualties Of War" that I watched the previous day),
I popped the 1st movie in the other night and it still rocks.
What a good time!

Also, each time I see it I become more convinced that Crispin Glover absolutely steals the film.
His performance mops the floor with everyone else's (not that it's a competition, of course).

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2020 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Released in cinemas 35 years ago this date (3 July 1985).

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2020 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Released in cinemas 35 years ago this date (3 July 1985).

Stop reminding me how old I am.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2020 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I saw the first film many times in the theaters with enthusiastic audiences. It was great fun.

The second film is a chore to watch. Grotesque make-up jobs, unbelievable characters and rarely funny.

The third film is much more enjoyable and has that exciting ending with the train. I could have done without Marty's moonwalking in the bar, though.

BTTF - A

Part II - C+

Part III - B+


I'm pretty close to Adam B's assessment. I loved the first one and would give it an A. I was so disappointed in the second one and would give it a D. It lacked all of the humor and charm of the first one. The third one was better, and I really liked the score. I would give it a B.

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2020 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

You inspired me to see this again, Henry.

This will be my first DVD from the library in 4 months. It will also be the first time I've seen the movie since it came out!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2020 - 5:40 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

You inspired me to see this again, Henry.

This will be my first DVD from the library in 4 months. It will also be the first time I've seen the movie since it came out!


I'm glad my friend!smileI have very fond memories of when all three movies came out in theaters. Part III in particular, 1990 was a great year for me and I miss those days. I hope you enjoy it.

 
 Posted:   Jul 7, 2020 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

I think most people will agree that the first one is the best.

I like the way how both eras are portrayed in that movie, 1955 and 1985. That's what makes it work: 1955 is portrayed more realistically and without all the retro crap and color filters we've seen in more recent movies.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 7, 2020 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I think most people will agree that the first one is the best.

I like the way how both eras are portrayed in that movie, 1955 and 1985. That's what makes it work: 1955 is portrayed more realistically and without all the retro crap and color filters we've seen in more recent movies.


Hi Stefan! I think the first one is the best, but depending on my mood sometimes I like 3 the most. I do love 2 also, just not as much as 1 and 3.

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2020 - 5:44 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

You inspired me to see this again, Henry.

This will be my first DVD from the library in 4 months. It will also be the first time I've seen the movie since it came out!


I'm glad my friend!smileI have very fond memories of when all three movies came out in theaters. Part III in particular, 1990 was a great year for me and I miss those days. I hope you enjoy it.


Still not arrived. Grrr! smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2020 - 7:56 PM   
 By:   funkymonkeyjavajunky   (Member)

I watched the first film a half dozen times while it was in theaters.

 
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