Just watched the end of BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) on telly. A film franchise much-loved by many, but here at The Tract all the films of Robert Zemeckis with the possible exception of CONTACT (1997) rate half a star out of 5.
Well, to explain will require me to boot up the Curmudgeon circuit, and I don’t have the energy. We will do the Why-Zemeckis-Films-Are-Crap Tirade in a future blog.
For now let me leave you with the last moments of BACK TO THE FUTURE when the ‘Doc’ returns from the future with an urgent message for Marty and Jennifer.
Doc: Marty you gotta come back with me.
Doc: Back to the future.
Marty: Wait a minute, what are you doing, Doc?
Doc: I need fuel. Go ahead, quick, get in the car.
Marty: No no no, Doc, I just got here, okay, Jennifer’s here, we’re gonna take the new truck for a spin.
Doc: Well, bring her along. This concerns her too.
Marty: Wait a minute, Doc. What are you talking about? What happens to us in the future? What do we become assholes or something?
And let’s leave it there.
How good is that dialogue? It’s redolent with wit and human insight. Ah yes, even now the sentences are forming out there in the Blogosphere, “it’s a kids’ movie, lighten up, Mr Trivia.”
Yeah, the Tirade is a-coming.
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