Happy Future Day!
After countless incorrect “today’s the day Marty and Doc arrive in the future” posts, we’re allowed to *officially* celebrate the beginning of the future! So, grab your hoverboards and upgrade the firmware on your wearable sound-vest, because it’s gonna be a wild ride!
Today means a great deal of things to a large amount of people. To some, it’s about digging even deeper into what Back To The Future 2 got right about it’s predictions for the future. Others will be dressing up as mad scientists and time-lost teenagers while showering themselves in amazing BTTF memorabilia. Even further, some people will be zipping around New York City in replicas of the DeLorean time machine. Regardless of the form of celebration you choose to practice (if any), it’s a pleasant day to champion one of the greatest film franchises that ever was.
Somehow, a series created in the 80s has managed to speak to multiple generations of fans. New fans have joined up along the way, while old fans have stayed the course with no regrets. Why is this? Could it be that the 80s were some kind of temporal crossroads for culture and art? Was 1985 a year of cosmic relevance in time and space, where everything is fun and nobody feels uncool? The answer’s a lot simpler than any theory regarding the space-time continuum: they’re just great movies.
Between the fun dialogue, smart storytelling, admirable personalities, and a totally badass looking time machine; there is very little not to love about Back To The Future.
Regardless of how popular Back To The Future has grown, there’s something very welcoming about these movies to newcomers. Rather than bog you down with the intricacies that can accompany science fiction lore, BTTF just wants to take you on a trip to the past, present, future, present, and past again, before dropping you off back home right at curfew.
If you haven’t seen Back To The Future yet, it’s a great time to do so. You can probably catch it in a local movie house this week. So, why not jump on the bandwagon? After all, you’ve got all the time in the world – you’re in a time machine!
In closing, I wish you all an amazing Future Day. Personally, I’ve been waiting for this day for as long as I can remember loving Back To The Future… which is my entire life. Enjoy your day, and heed Doc Brown’s advice: “your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has! So make it a good one, all of you!”