Steven Spielberg declares that ‘Back To The Future’ is the “Best time-travel movie ever” in new interview footage from the documentary ‘Back In Time.’ Considering that Spielberg executive produced the movie, that may seem immodest. Or maybe he’s just right.
‘Back To The Future’ was one of the most successful films of the 80s and remains one of the most enduring. Though certain elements may date the movie, these things add an undeniable degree of charm that seems to make the original sweeter with age.
Now, thirty years after audiences were wowed by the decade-hopping exploits of Marty McFly, Spielberg, writer/director Robert Zemeckis, co-writer Bob Gale, stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Claudia Wells, singer Huey Lewis and many more have provided brand new interviews/commentary for ‘Back In Time’ a celebration of the perennial impact of this seminal 80s blockbuster.
Those involved in the creation of this modern masterpiece offer some tasty anecdotes, including the revelation that the legendary DeLorean nearly became a Ford Mustang and Michael J. Fox’s awkward experience of screening the movie for Prince Charles and Princess Diana. But ‘Back In Time’ also devotes (ahem) time to the fans that ‘Back To The Future’ has influenced, including two that discovered the original DeLorean in dilapidated and neglected condition, restored it and now drive it across the country on behalf of Fox’s charity foundation.
Some fandoms are impossible to ignore– ‘Star Wars’, ‘Star Trek’, comics– but even properties that aren’t so obvious have a way of touching a nerve and pulling the heartstrings of fans and ‘Back To The Future’ certainly qualifies.
Here is the engaging trailer for the doc:
If you’re ready to go back to the past, ‘Back In Time’ zooms into theaters on October 21st, 2015– the date to which Marty and Doc Brown travel in ‘Back To The Future II’. Dust off that Huey Lewis cassette, sit back and enjoy!