Back to the Future (1985)

Mike Matei / November 4th, 2009

Back to the Future is also known as 重定向自 AKA 回到未來系列, Tilbage tip fremtiden, Zurück in die Zukunft, Ritorno al future, バック・トゥ・ザ・フューチャー, Наза́д в бу́дущее, Regreso al futuro AKA Volver al futuro


  • A.Regular-Person

    April 12, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    1st COMMENT:No one left a comment. That’s bull. This is one of the greatest movies i ever saw. Once i saw it i needed to see the second one and the third after that. The First one was threw the roof good, and many of the characters i will remember. The second one was good too, but not as good as the first. The last was alright, and at least they finished off with a trilogy, but i think i could’ve been alright with just two.

    I’ve seen the top 30 movies and this movie is one my favorites too, and the idea of time travel is great to think about. And changing the past to benefit your future, that’s awesome. NO MORE BULLIES.

  • April 14, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Probably one of my fav scripts….
    very intelligent and funny!
    Love that!


    April 26, 2010 at 7:09 am

    yeah, back to the futur and star wars (IV,V,VI) are my favorite movies of all time, I can’t say how many time i saw them !

    Great review !

  • A7XzosoA7X

    May 6, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Awesome vid james =). I’ve been a fan for quite some time now, but I just barely got around to making an account. anyway, just thought i’d say, the mall from back to the future (twin pines/lone pine mall) is called Puente Hills Mall. I live about 15 minutes from there! would have been pretty cool to have seen you there while you were out here lol.

  • fravocado

    May 17, 2010 at 5:09 am

    that’s Puente Hills mall in industry or Hacienda Heights area. and the high school is whittier hi for the 1950’s shot. man, that movie is a gem.
    nice review! has the google earth shots:


    May 20, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I love the BTTF trilogy !!! I am from New Zealand & have always wanted to do a US movie location tour – does anyone know if the Docs 1955 house is a real house that you could visit ???

  • Want3d Dead7

    July 7, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    i fucking love the BTTF trilogy, the first is best but the rest are still pretty damn good

  • Want3d Dead7

    July 16, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    i love all these movies, despite that the second movie in the future scenes is cheesy AS HELL, it’s still entertaining

  • CaptnHowdy

    August 3, 2010 at 5:26 am

    I watched a Doc. not to long ago that said they never planned on making three and the flying car at the end was just a gag. At the test screenings people were pissed i guess, so finally they added the “To be Continued” glad they did.

  • August 8, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    This is THE MOVIE we all talked about on the way to elementary school. We all pretended we were Marty and Doc and we had to get the DeLorean– our bicycles, or matchbox cars, or micromachines– up to 88 mph, and we all did it humming the tune to ourselves. Earth Angel? Forget about it. Awesome. When I was 8, this movie was the shit, the cheese. Now I’m 28, and it’s still the fucking cheese. Chuck Berry, fuck yeah. I used to take calculators and enter 1 + 1 on them, then I would tap equals. This would make the numbers climb one by one just like the red-LED gauge on the dashboard of the DeLorean. The numbers would go up and up and I would hum the tune, it was thrilling. Not all calculators would emulate this, and when they didn’t it would piss me off. Cimbing the clock tower, tiptoeing out there, the gargoyles, I love it. The friendship between the Doc and Marty is perfect, it’s a buddy movie told throughout time. Greatness. The movie is perfect. It’s dramatic, and funny, and brilliant, and most of all, it’s memorable. This movie takes me back, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love it.

    Quick note: At the end of the movie, the alarm clock goes off on the dash and Marty is supposed to gun it to catch up with the bolt of lightning. He doesn’t take off immediately, and it’s nerveracking. You think he’s going to miss it, because you know the Docs calculations are spot fucking on. Or are they? Because the alarm goes off and a full 20 seconds go by and he doesn’t leave. Does this mean the Docs calculations are off, or is movie magic. Or perhaps the Doc took this into account when he designed this famous weather testing experiment. Either way, it’s fucking breath taking ass hell, and I love it.

    “What happens to us in the future? Do we become assholes or something?”

  • August 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Breathtaking as hell, buddy

  • adam

    August 10, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Never would have noticed the twin oaks mall name change, thanks that was awesome, any other changes not mentioned?…

  • Jen52679

    September 1, 2010 at 12:50 am

    OMG well said my friend…Im just so glad that there are people out there who feel the same way towards this movie as I do. I mean as soon as i hear that intro..i tend to get a lil teary eyed..BTTF 2’s intro is better because it actually plays the theme music and flying through the clouds only makes it better 🙂 Oh and at the end of the first movie I always wondered how Marty made it in just in time..the alarm went off and he was supposed to floor it, but he couldn’t and wasted a good 15 seconds or so..yeah could Doc’s calculations actually have been off?? That would be a big HELL NO!! 🙂 This movie will forever be in my heart 😉

  • September 5, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    heh they played the crap out of the trilogy on nick @ night

  • September 9, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    I like how you skip over the scene where Marty bashes his head on the road. Makes me cringe every time. I’d like to know how they did it if not for real. Maybe it’s why MJ Fox has Parkinson’s. …. Probably not. That’s probably the plutonium exposure.

  • thesonicdude1234567

    September 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    james i was looking at a back to school catalog and it had BACK TO SCHOOL and it looked like the back to the future logo it was the same thing but the words were differnt

  • LCmiracle

    September 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Dudes, I always love Back to the Future Trilogy, and it seems really wierd because Back to the Future III is my favorite.

  • spideyman2099

    September 9, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I just realized this was uploaded on my birthday cool

  • srgerudo

    September 9, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    martys mom is seriously super fine:D

  • gothichyppie

    September 9, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    I have seen many great films in my life but no other will ever equal the attachment I have to Back To The Future, this film was my childhood and it has been with me for over 20 years.
    Thanks James, I admire your work and I’m glad to see thay we share the same appreciation for this film and trilogy.

  • ophelius

    September 10, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Great video!

  • anomalousclouds

    September 11, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Man, I’ve read some of the comments here and had to post my own. First off, great look back as always.

    This movie seriously shaped my childhood. I first caught it on one of those “HBO previews” on basic cable in probably around 1990-91 or so and as a child, got hooked. This was even before I feel in love with Star Wars or anything else. You pinned it perfectly in the beginning, it’s a little bit of everything and a shitload of awesome. Now as we’re getting older, the movies themselves are their own slice of nostalgia.

    I remember as a child going to Universal Studios in FL and being like a pig in shit at the BTTF ride. Shame it closed down, but I’m sure it became rather dated. Somewhere I have the trilogy on VHS with a “secrets” bonus VHS hosted by Kirk Cameron of all people. The ending teased us with a possible BTTF IV, which we knew would never happen.

    If I’m sitting at home with the TV on channel surfing, I’ll always watch BTTF if it’s on. More than a movie, it reminds me of being a kid myself. Surrounded by VHS recordings of my favorite music videos, Beavis and Butthead, and taped episodes of MTV oddities. Nostalgia FTW.

  • StandingCow

    October 24, 2010 at 7:37 am

    A lot of people had commented, but they were lost when the website changed.

    The only thing I don’t like about the series is that they were forced to replace Jennifer. In the first movie, although she plays a really small part, she isn’t a bad actor, and she is hot.

    The second and third movies they had to use another actress, her acting was horrible, and I didn’t think she fit the part at all. This time its a good thing she plays such a small part.

  • Lort

    November 22, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Gotta love a movie where the plot involves a kid traveling back in time and making out with his mom. I miss the 80’s.

  • kyberno

    November 23, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    well, actually i think this is the best -time machine- movie! …you should make a top 10 of that some day James!

  • koel700

    November 24, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    i agree…time machine top 10

  • November 25, 2010 at 1:09 am

    I admit I am a geek when it comes to this movie after watching it I tend to get into two hour conversations with my brother about how the time line works and stuff

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    November 25, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Holy crap. I had no idea Elijah Wood was in Part II 😮

  • mcnerven

    December 23, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Haha, I love that he plays Wild Gunman in part 2 and then in part 3 he destroys the crack shot shooting game in 1885.

    It’s these little details that make this such a great Trilogy.

  • Fazer

    April 26, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    The scene where marty goes out of Doc’s house(Lab?) and grabs on to the car was shot right next to a Burger King that is still here today and near my house

  • June 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    what’s up with George’s face before he punches biff

  • Action_Bastard

    August 9, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Made me sad when they took away the back to the future ride at universal studios.

  • August 17, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Been my all time favorite movie since it came out when I was a kid. It’s so palpable; particularly with the suspense, at the end. And at it’s heart beats one of mankind’s greatest virtues– salvation through desperate jerry-rigging.

  • Damion1981

    September 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    In my opinion, best trilogy ever. Hard to choose between, the godfather, Indiana jones, LOTR an BTTF…

  • Damion1981

    September 15, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    and elijah wood is in two of them….

  • Snejku

    September 18, 2011 at 1:01 am

    For this I’m not gonna waste anyones time and write a novel of a comment, just gonna say. Great review, and it’s also some of my favourite movies of all time.

  • March 5, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Truly one of the greatest movies ever made.  I have yet to meet someone who dislikes it.

  • February 25, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Love these movies so much that when I rescued my 2 newest ferrets, which were name Marty and Marley, I changed Marley’s name to Doc Brown. The smaller of the two is Marty and the bigger one with more white coloring on his head is Doc Brown.

  • joe stone

    May 28, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    this is my favorite movie of all time.

  • Stian Nielsen

    June 29, 2013 at 6:46 am

  • July 12, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I LOVE the trilogy!

  • taykel

    July 3, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Great movie!

  • July 3, 2015 at 6:56 am

    30 Years of Back to the Future!
    I thank Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Steven Spielberg, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd and the rest of the cast and crew of this iconic masterpiece of adventure, comedy and science! Love it to this day!

  • July 3, 2015 at 8:22 am

    So you act like the mall is holy ground, but don’t even know what the mall’s actual name is? MIND BLOWN.

  • Kyle Perkins

    August 2, 2015 at 9:04 pm

  • October 21, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Happy Back to the Future day!

  • TrickeyD

    November 5, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Next future date – February 14th 2016 – end of the world – ghostbusters 2 (opening scene)

  • Bryn Hworth

    March 27, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Why the description in chinease?

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