30 Years Outatime: A Review of “Back to the Future”

By Earl Chatham (Wesley Hutchins), December 16, 2015

Word Count: 5403

Rating: PG

Summary: Movie review of the Back to the Future film series

Image Credit: Universal Pictures


Few films attain an iconic status that allows them to stand the test of time and remain relevant to each successive generation so that it becomes a cultural institution that transcends time and has a shelf life which extends long beyond its initial release.

Given its subject matter, it is perhaps appropriate that Back to the Future fits into this exclusive club.

Set in 1985, film features a California teenager named Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student in the town of Hill Valley who is out of his luck. He’s chronically late to school, has run-ins with the principal for being late, and while he displays an active passion for rock and roll, he’s deemed not good enough to make the cut at an audition. One of the only people who believe in him his is girlfriend Jennifer Parker (Claudia Wells), with whom he has a date on a lakeside the next day.

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