Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Back to the Future "Huh?" Moments
I LOVE these movies. They are fabulous fun, and of course totally nostalgic for me :). But watching them this time, I couldn't help picking up stuff I've never noticed before. Stuff that made me think, "Did the writers check facts at all?" and "Why did they choose that?"
After that, Doc uses the street in front of Marty's house to take off in the DeLorean, hitting 88 miles/hour with no problem within the length of the street. But after Doc comes back moments later to get Marty, Marty points out that the street isn't long enough, and they have to fly the now-converted DeLorean.
In Part 2, they go into the future:
There are no cell phones--but there are hover-boards and flying cars.
Books have dust-resistant paper. This cracks me up. They didn't even conceive of the idea of electronic books! I'm not dissin' 'em. I just think it is funny how our thoughts of what would be don't line up with where technology actually leads.
And finally, two things that just popped out at me and made me go, "Hey, cool! I didn't remember that!"
The guy that played Needles is FLEA from Red Hot Chili Peppers.
This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the cool, weird, and messed up stuff in Back to the Future. Just a few things that popped out at me this time around. And there will be many more times around watching these movies.
So...what's the most memorable odd, cool, or "what were they thinking?" thing you've noticed in a movie?