Back to the Future (1985)

An 80s joyride powered by the comic likability of Michael J. Fox.

Regan Humphrey

Marty McFly (Stephen J. Fry), like every other teenager, is trying to figure life out. With embarrassing parents, a schoolteacher breathing down his neck, and a dream that feels unattainable in small town, USA, Marty’s main escapism is his friendship with a mad scientist, Doctor Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd). Late one night, Doc is assailed by terrorists. Marty escapes the attack, but ends up 30 years in the past. Getting home to 1985 will be more complicated than Marty realizes, especially after he runs into the teenage versions of his parents and accidentally prevents them from falling in love.


Soundtrack: 50%
Story: 100%
Writing: 80%
Diversity: 10%
Daring: 100%
Racism: PERVASIVE – 60%
Gender Bias: PERVASIVE – 90%
Homophobia: ABSENT — 0%

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