Back to the Future Part III Was on Tonight
It’s been a very long time since I’ve seen Back to the Future Part III. Just so happens, I was flipping though the channels, and ran into this golden oldie about 3 minutes in. Michael J. Fox plays Marty McFly and his great great great great grandfather Seamus McFly. Now I for one always enjoyed Michael J. Fox, and then to place him in Back to the Future, it makes it very difficult to change channel. Then you have Dr. Emmett Brown played by Christopher Lloyd. Now I don’t know that I have ever seen a better bit of casting’s than Dr. Emmett Brown (Doc Brown) in Back to the Future. This character had to have been written for him; there just doesn’t seem to be any other way that such a perfect fit to be created.
As you recall, this was just a little fun, timey whimy, mix things up movie. There is nothing spectacular about storyline, and even being a classic from Back to the Future, I’m not sure this is the best of the three in the series, well actually I’m sure it’s not the best of three in the series, but it’s still very entertaining and lots of fun. I find it quite entertaining the way that they use the steam engine, and it always seems to be don’t worry about what’s on the other side, because in the future or in the past, whichever the case may be, that won’t be there. Speaking of which, in the very beginning when he goes back, he’s worried about the Indians, and he gets there, and there’s real Indians. Then it’s quite funny when these going forward toward the end of the movie, he’s worried about the end of the railroad track, and Doc Brown tells him don’t worry about it because in the future the railroad track will be there. Now he is right – unfortunately for the DeLorean, there was also a train coming down the track and really took that poor car out.
I think looking back at the Back to the Future movies, you have this one which is about Marty going back to save Doc Brown from being killed seven days after he’s left there. Then you have Back to the Future Part II, where Marty must go back to 1955 and try to fix the stuff that he screwed up the first time, while also tring to prevent massive changes from wiping out his life and his lifestyle as he knows in the current timeline. As it turns out, not only does he go back and fix it, but he makes his life better, or so it appears on the surface anyway. Then you have the original Back to the Future, where Doc Brown invents the time travel machine that takes Marty accidentally back to 1955. As it turns out, the only reason the DeLorean was set to 1955 was because that was the day that Doc hit himself on the head, and tripped and fell in the bathroom or whatever it was. Fortunately for Marty, he heard the story in passing from Doc Brown was able to convince the doctor to help him once he got there.
This was a real blast from the past and quite enjoyable. It’s almost become a game now to flip through and see what sci-fi is on. I know you have your favorites, and I know that you’ve ran into some of them recently. Let me know what they are.
Check out or Back to the Future DVD Commentary.