This is one of those films where every bit of casting was spot on…despite the initial wobble where Erik Stoltz was cast as Marty. Yes, Erik Stoltz, we all loved you in Mask but this was never going to be for you. It has Michael J Fox all over it. I don’t want to be here all day, cause we still have two more movies to watch, so I will just say that everyone in this movie is perfect, even the minor players.
I’ve been watching this film since it came out and even now I am invested in the characters. I wish I’d been friends with Doc Brown in my real life, oh the fun we would have had! And, although Marty never would have been my boyfriend, we totally could have been besties. They’re both in my top ten favourite movie characters of all time, too three favourite movie duos.
I think what makes Doc and Marty such a great duo is that they learn off of each other throughout the entire film. Even though Doc is many years older and obviously a crazy genius, Marty is able to teach him something about life and friendship. Likewise, Doc is able to teach Marty about science and the pitfalls of being too hot headed (although that doesn’t really begin to come through until subsequent instalments).
Crispin Glover: I love him as George and, although I understand why he refused to participate in the sequels, I wish he had of been able to reach some agreement with the writers because he is amazing. Retrospectively I think they did fairly well aging him, he looked quite a bit like the old George McFly when we saw him in Hot Tub Time Machine – which was also amazing, but we will talk about that another time.
Biff: I don’t know the name of the fellow who plays Biff, which is really lame considering I’m such a fan (is it Thomas Wilson? That’s a guess) but Biff is just so iconic that I don’t think that chap could ever play another role anyway…because all I would see would still be Biff. Biff really is the unsung hero of these movies, yes he is a complete ass hat, but it is only through his douchery that any of the main characters are able to grow.
‘Heavy. Heavy. There’s that word again. Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earths gravitational pull?’ – nope, but one might argue that humans are a lot heavier…the obesity epidemic and all. No one could have foretold that.
‘Since when can weather men predict the weather, let alone the future?’ – so much truth. So deep.
Okay – that’s my random thoughts on part one. Now on with the show…
Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads…