Where We’re Going…We Don’t Need…Roads
In the next couple days we at armovieguys will be continuing the discussion on summer movie blockbusters. We took you through the Top 10 of ‘All Time’…but let’s face it, there were a lot of good men left behind. That’s what got us thinking about some of the greatest movies that HAVEN’T made the list, but definitely should be in the conversation, or at least…we think so.
We planned on doing a TOP 5, but as we started out on our homework…coming up with JUST 5 is trickier than it sounds (so we did 6, some are bundled and there is no order…it’s just THE 6, ok). So, sit back, relax…grab another cold summer drink and let us show you what the top 10 list missed!
Back to the Future – July 3, 1985
1985 was a solid year. I was born, so just with that you have to be pumped. March Madness started its first ever 64 team bracket (#8 Villanova over #1 Powerhouse Georgetown 66-64) New Coke flopped. WrestleMania debuted in Madison Square Garden. Nintendo NES started the revolution and Marty McFly and Doc Brown began their adventures in Hill Valley.
Ok, so Marty is in High School. Doc Brown is a scientist, but doesn’t really get a lot of respect in his field(s). UNTIL! Doc comes up with a time machine (which is an epic DeLorean DMC-12) and IT WORKS! (“If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour…you’re gonna see some serious shit.”)
Before Doc can try it out himself, some terrorist (“THE LIBYANSSS!”) interrupt the testing and Marty is forced to flee the scene in the DeLorean. Apparently, he was not paying attention to ANYTHING Doc was saying in his unveiling speech (“Let’s see if you bastards can do 90!”) and shot his way into to 1955.
1955 – Marty is stuck…without plutonium he doesn’t have the capabilities to generate the 1.21 Gigawatts (“1 POINT 21 GIGAWATTS!?!”) that he needs to get home.
Long story short, he meets his dad…he meets his mom, actually MAKES OUT with his mom…which is gross…but it all works out. Marty installs a little confidence in his old man to cold cock a bully, Biff Tannen, (“Hey you…get your damn hands off her”) and becomes this bad ass, successful, grown man in the future.
This whole movie is cinema gold. It’s amazing. It really is. The idea behind it, the actual creation and the perfect ensemble of cast members make it one of my favorite movies of all time. In fact, it was the highest grossing movie in 1985, so apparently I am not the only one.
We couldn’t have pitched a better movie to prove our case…or could we?
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