Back To The Future Its Time for New Version

The Time Has Come For a New “Back To The Future”

I get it, you are sitting at home trying to figure out what to watch next on Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Apple TV or Prime. Well, last night I decided to relive one of my all-time favorite movies “Back to The Future.”

As the DeLorean jumped off my 4k TV I started to wonder why hasn’t the Back To The Future franchise continued to evolve. Seriously, how many more Charles Angeles, Star Wars, and Jurassic Park reboots do I need to sit through before I can see the Flux-Capacitor- fluxing.

Zemeckis said No!

Well as it turns out the brilliant co-writer/director of Back To The Future Robert Zemeckis, has final rights to all films in the Back to the Future franchise, and has stated that he will block all attempts to remake or reboot the original film.

Excerpt: 2015 Vanity Fair Interview with Robert Zemeckis

“Oh, God no,” he said. Fortunately, Zemeckis and his writing partner Bob Gale have the rights to the original trilogy and the final word on whether or not Hollywood can take the McFly saga for another spin. Zemeckis went on to say, “That can’t happen until both Bob and I are dead. And then I’m sure they’ll do it, unless there’s a way our estates can stop it.”

Blame Jar Jar Binks

Trying to understand why Zemeckis would not want to see another Back To The Future is nothing but speculation on my end, but I’m willing to bet it has something to do with that damn Jar Jar Binks who single handily ruined the first Star Wars reboot – The Phantom Menace.

Binks not only made trying to watch the first new Star Wars unwatchable, but he also showed what can go wrong with a reboot.

Tom Holland to the Rescue?

Enter Tom Holland who recently discussed the highly popular deep-fake video of him and Robert Downey Jr. as the stars of Back to the Future in a recent interview with BBC Radio 1.

Holland admitted that although he believes a reboot is not necessary, he has had conversations to star as Marty McFly, but understands that Zemeckis doesn’t want to do it.

Check out this really well done deep-fake video:

Travel Back To The Summer of 1985

Back in 1985, I experienced Back To The Future for the first time with my newspaper route buddy. We had just finished up our early evening newspaper deliveries. That’s right, back then you could get an evening newspaper delivered somewhere near your front door.

As my buddy and I raced our first-generation mountain bikes to the local mall theater, I remember being super excited to see the movie because I had watched a quick review by Joel Siegel on ABC’s Good Morning America who absolutely loved Back To The Future.

Check out the original theatrical trailer.


Watching Back To The Future For The First Time

Maybe it was all that sugar and caffeine from that extra-large Cherry Coke I consumed during the movie, but I distinctly remember thinking this is the most fun I’ve ever had watching a movie.

Come on, taking a stainless steel DeLorean and turning it into a time machine so you can travel back in time to see how your parents really acted in their teenage years was nothing short of brilliant.

The action, the comedy, the music, and the special effects all delivered a seamlessly connected storyline that appealed to people of all generations. As for the DeLorean that jumps off the screen at the end of the movie, well that is still one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in a movie.

Synopsis From Backtothefuture.com

From Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis come Back to the Future — the original, groundbreaking adventure that sparked one of the most successful trilogies ever.

When teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he finds himself mixed up in a time-altering chain reaction that could vaporize his future — and leave him trapped in the past. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs, and non-stop action Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time!

Siskel And Ebert Review Back To The Future

“Director Zemeckis, who is on a roll with this film and his previous effort, Romancing the Stone, has placed enough twists and turns in his story so that even jaundiced movie viewers are likely to be surprised more than once. … [A] jewel of entertainment, a throwback to the classic Hollywood scripts of 40 or more years ago.” — Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune

My Kids Love Back To The Future

Often times great movies of one generation do not translate across generations, especially big-budget Hollywood movies. If you’ve recently watched the first Jurassic Park, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

As it turns out, Back To The Future is loved by my kid’s generation. The special effects and the storyline both surprisingly still hold up with the social media generation. This might surprise you as this is the generation that prefers to watch movies on their smart-phones instead of a glorious 65-inch 4k television.

Look, the impact this movie has had on generations is amazing if you consider this isn’t a Hitchcock flick. That being said I have probably seen this movie at least 25 times in my life and it is as entertaining as the first time I saw that stainless steel DeLorean jump off the screen.

Now we just need somebody to convince Robert Zemeckis that Jar Jar Binks won’t be allowed on the set of a Back To The Future reboot.

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