I enjoyed the Back to the Future movies when they first came out - and it's hard to believe that the first movie hits its 20 year anniversary NEXT YEAR! Anyway, tonight, partly because I needed a remedy for a rather downbeat day, and partly because I was challenged to do it, I watched the whole trilogy. Each movie was watched, in the correct order, back to back with no pauses of the movies and only a toilet break in between. This behaviour wasn't stipulated by the challenge, it was simply the way I naturally behaved when the movies were playing. Even though I've grown up a long way since I first became a fan, I found these films to be just as compelling as they were all those years ago.
I giggled with glee, smiled and generally found myself amused as the 5 hours of Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd's antics played out. Where the film is cheesy, it's so cheesy that it's great. In addition, knowing the full story and how the various plotlines interweave, I'm still amazed at the audacity of the writers setting various ideas up between the last two films. I think it's the sheer quantity of detail, along with the coherence of the world they created, that makes these films re-watchable. I might give it a few years before I have another crack at them, but I'm glad I gave a night to them tonight.
I've owned this box set for a long time and never felt I had the right moment to crack it open. I thought it might be nicer to have company for it. I didn't need company tonight.