Monday, August 25, 2008
Back to the Future (1985)
If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. Is that how Robert Zemeckis made the greatest movie of all-time? I suppose the fact that I just asked that means I'm not a serious film buff. But if serious film buffs are not allowed to say that Back to the Future is a true masterpiece while keeping a straight face, then that's the last group I need to be a member of. Time travel will never have such style ever again. And there is hardly an unnecessary frame or a line that is not perfectly written and delivered (OK, maybe there was no good reason for the bad guys to be Libyans, but we'll let that slide). Everything is thought-out so carefully. In the movie Einstein the dog is the world's first time traveler. As a kid watching it I found that amusing, but you realize what a nice touch it is once you learn a little bit more about Einstein the theoretical physicist. Wait, what do you mean, you've seen this? It's brand new.