It was a simpler time.... People were just different then. Ah yes, the 80's, Delorions, Huey Luis and the News, big hair, and Michael J. Fox. What movie could be more 80's-ish than Back To The Future, despite the fact that most of it takes place in 1955.
In case you have spent that last 15 years or so reading books or something, or perhaps you yourself are a time traveler from the past, The Hobbit'll give you the scoop on what this movie is about. Take one crazy mad scientist, played by Christopher Lloyd (and by the way, does anybody play a better mad scientist than him? Personally I suspect that in real life Christopher Lloyd runs a secret laboratory from his garage.) throw in one kid with a lousy family life and a typical 1985 attitude, shove em in a Delorion... and instead of having them smuggle drugs in it, send em back in time to the 50's... good plot right? But what if they also have to save the space time continuum? Voila! Now you have a classic movie.
Christopher Lloyd is a genius. I've never seen him in anything where I didn't enjoy watching him work... the rest of the movie may have been total garbage... say for example all the Disney crap he has been doing lately, but at least he is always interesting in his own odd, slightly mad way. I never get tired of watching Doc Brown running back and forth ranting "Great Scott!" His madness is a beauty to behold.
Look, I know, this movie is 15 years old, you've all seen it ten times and you think The Hobbit is wasting your time here, but trust me, get some friends together, get Back To the Future, heck while you're at it get the sequels too and I guarantee a good time. But if you have to get up and pee or get a fresh bag of cheese puffs or something do it during Back To the Future Part II, just don't do it when old Biff is smacking young Biff up side the head with his cane, cause sometimes some people just need a beating.
Reviewed By: Joshua Tyler