Who can believe that it's been thirty years since Marty McFly blasted into the 1950s in a DeLorean time machine? Take a trip back with us to revisit this classic.
In the event you've been living under a rock… the film Back to the Future is about an All American self doubting teenager in 1985, named Marty, who is friends with a scientist, named Doc. Emmit Brown. While videotaping one of the "Doc's" newest inventions, a DeLorean car converted into a time machine, Marty is forced to take the invention to save his life and ends up in the year 1955. We'll leave it there for those that would like to enjoy this masterpiece for the first time. We will tell you that a Flux Capacitor is key to time travel and offer you this awesome guide.
When Back to the Future was originally released on July 3rd, 1985, it spent a total of eleven weeks at number 1 at the Box Office and ultimately grossed an astounding $381,109,762 worldwide. The film made Michael J. Fox, who played Marty McFly, an international superstar and later produced two sequels that were also Box Office smashes. The soundtrack for the movie sold well too and featured hits by Huey Lewis and the News and ZZ Top.
The film's popularity took on an almost cult like form. Lines from the film such as 'This is heavy' and 'What are you looking at Butt-Head' became code to friends that you had seen the movie and witnessed the vision of director Robert Zemeckis. Flashbacks of the movie occur if you hear anything like the crash-lighting sound as the DeLorean reaches 88 mph, when the doors are raised or lowered on the time machine and when Doc or Marty set the time circuits. Back to the Future has definitely carved out it's place in Pop Culture history.
This year the film 'Back to the Future' turns 30 as well as catches up with 'Back to the Future - Part II' of the trilogy which takes place in 2015... but no flying cars or Cafe' '80s yet. You've got to suspend disbelief for right now. Share your first experience with this movie below in the comments section. We love hearing from fans!