This has been a long anticipated work which took nearly three years from start to finish.The documentary is very well laid out and has a smooth flow throughout. You could not have assembled a better cast of characters including all the big names yet not leaving out the people most important to the film. These are the fans! It's very interesting to see many of the stars as they look today thirty years after the first film was released. You can tell an enormous amount of leg work and thought went into the process and the results show it. The visuals and sounds were extremely clear and <more>
entertaining. It's a film for all ages and will definite motivate and perpetuate the love far into the future!
My father, fiancé and I had the opportunity to go to a special screening of Back in Time in NYC on 10-20-2015. In attendance were Jason Aron, Louis Krubich, Lee Leshen as well as Bob Gale and Don Fullilove. It was awesome to be able to share this fantastic documentary in the presence of the film makers as well as BTTF legends! The film is extremely well done and is an absolute must see for any fan of the trilogy. It has a fantastic mix of stars, behind the scenes personnel and fans that really works. I cant wait to see it again! They are doing a nationwide tour also where they will be <more>
screening the movie. The tribute band The Flux Capacitors will play a show at each screening and some of the movie stars will attend as well. Gotta see that too! Congrats to all involved.
I loved this! It was fun to see all of the behind-the-scenes things and to see the restoration of the Delorean. I am a fan of the movies and loved watching them growing up as a kid. Now as a thirty year old I have an all new appreciation for the movies and this documentary really brought those things to light! It is interesting to me the amount of work they had to do in the original movie to shoot the hover board scenes, something that would be relatively easy with computer technology these days! I was satisfied as a fan with revisiting the movies with the creators and actors and seeing what <more>
they are up to now. I also liked how much they talked about the fans and gave us a shout out for always giving continuous support to these movies even thirty years after they were made!
The trilogy of films BACK TO THE FUTURE 1-3 have captured the love and admiration of a generation. It was the perfect combination of writing, directing and acting that brought to life the tale of Marty McFly Michael J. Fox , a 17 year old high school student who gets caught up in traveling back in time in his friend Dr. Emmett Brown's Christopher Lloyd time machine, a hopped up DeLorean. He ends up meeting his parents in their high school years as well and comedic results follow.One of the things found in the series of films, in particular the second where they went into the future, <more>
was predicting what the world would be like in 2016. So as the year arrives many have wondered what did and did not occur in those predictions. It garnered a new interest in the films for many who remembered them fondly and a new generation that wondered what the allure was. In short, a new interest in a classic set of films that hold up today as much as they did during their initial releases.So it's no surprise that a documentary about the films has been in the works for some time and now arrives on that well known year. BACK IN TIME gives us a look back at the original films along with interviews with those involved in the making of the movies as well as the lives of the fans that it touched. In so doing the homage gives us a chance to reminisce and to discover just how deep the world of fandom goes when it comes to movies.One would expect to find glowing memories coming from those behind the scenes. For Fox it was the movie that catapulted him from TV series star to mega-movie box office success. Lloyd did much the same having gotten his first major notice in the series TAXI. Director Robert Zemekis cemented his standing in Hollywood with this film, a follow up to his successful ROMANCING THE STONE. Any documentary about these films would have to include all of them and they do so here, showing not only how the films were made but how grateful all involved were for the opportunities it provided them.What makes this film a bit different than the standard documentary on these movies is the look at the fandom that surrounds it. There are people who have recreated replicas of the car that was the time machine in the film. There are others who dress as the characters they love when they gather together for various events and conventions. None of these seems too over the top infatuated with the film but there is definitely a love affair with the movie going on here.The few complaints of those who didn't seem to enjoy this documentary revolve around the disjointed way in which the story is told at times. I found that to be on the plus side. When you gather together with friends to discuss a movie or an event it is rare that you do so in a straight timeline. You talk about one item and that reminds you of another so you discuss that topic and then maybe return to the initial subject. This film is like that, as if you're sitting with a friend talking about these great movies going back and forth and bringing back the excitement they instilled in you at the time. Its comfortable feeling.Documentaries about movies should have that sense of wonder and appreciation rather than being made as if the topic at hand were as important as say the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Those fact based documentaries are about things that will change the world and the history of it. Documentaries on movies are about those things that may have changed a few lives personally but not the history of the world. They are the things that dreams are made of, things that might inspire but that don't actually make it happen.This film is a love story to all of those who found the original films to be fantastic. It is a documentary that will inspire some to seek out the original three movies and to watch them. It will renew interest in movies that were a part of their time, which captured the imagination of a generation. That's a good thing. To get young people to discover something great from the past is something that needs to happen more often. Let's just hope it doesn't inspire Hollywood to place this on their far too lengthy list of past hits they think need remade. A must see for fans of the films.