Wednesday, October 13, 2010

110. Back to the Future II (1989)


The time-traveling is just too dangerous. Better that I devote myself to study the other great mystery of the universe: women!

It's hard to believe that the original "Back to the Future" was made without a sequel in mind. The trilogy just flows so smoothly it seems as if they were all made "Lord of the Rings" style (you know, all in one go). They actually went back on the dvds and added "to be continued" to the end of the original film. I guess we have Michael J. Fox to thank for not growing up and still being able to pull off a bumbling high school student at nearly 28 years old (and two years later at nearly 30 for part III).

Part II adds a trip to the future (and then a return to an alternate 1985) to the mix. We find that in 2015, clothes fit and dry themselves, cars can fly, movies are in holographic 3-D, videogames in which you "use your hands" are for babies. But the thing that absolutely takes the cake above all the rest is the object that has been on everybody's Christmas wish list ever since 1989: A HOVERBOARD. Even the cutesy Mattel Barbie version is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. I can't wait until we have them in five years...

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