Oct. 21, 2015 was the day Doctor Emmett Brown and Marty McFly traveled to in Back To The Future II. Fans of the trilogy got into the spirit yesterday. The car service Lyft got in on the fun Wednesday with the assistance of Verizon. The company gave away complimentary rides in DeLoreans across The Big Apple. USA Today also got into the spirit of the film. The newspaper gave away a newspaper cover where Martin Mcfly Junior made it in print. There has been confusion over when Back To Future day actually is. Over the past few years, Photoshopped pictures of the film’s DeLorean time machine have been circulating the Internet insisting that TODAY is “Back to the Future Day.” When the day actually got here, there were article and videos about what the film and its screenwriter, Bob Gale, got correct about the year 2015. From the sequel, 2015 looked impressive back in 1989. Some of the predictions were accurate, while others were slightly off. Doc Brown explained 2015 wasn’t a place where roads were needed. Brown got that wrong. In 2015, roads are still used on a daily basis and flying cars are not happening. That would have been cool.
Just like Marty McFly rode in the film, Lexus recently came out with a similar hoverboard. The device is magnetic. They’re still perfecting it, but it does resemble the original toy in the film. We’re still awaiting the self-lacing sneakers. Come on Nike, get on that! However, 3D movies are a real thing. Unfortunately, we don’t have 3D billboards. “Jaws 19” has yet to make it to the big screen. One thing that “Back To The Future” was right about was video conferencing- hello Skype and FaceTime. Sadly, the film makers were wrong about the Chicago Cubs winning the 2015 World Series. Even though made it to the playoffs, this team is a mere one game away from being taken out of the running thanks to the New York Mets.
Let’s not forget that Elijah Wood made his film debut in “Back to the Future Part II.” The actor was also fascinated by the movie’s predictions. He talked about what 2015 is really like on a recent Conan episode. Christopher Lloyd (who played Doc Brown) also made his opinion known about the future-based inaccuracies displayed in 2015 in the second part of the trilogy. Lloyd, who is now 76, said that the film’s charm is that it fulfills the viewer’s dreams of traveling across the time-space continuum.
The fact that we are still celebrating Back To The Future over 30 years later certainly says something about the longevity of the film’s charm. Hopefully, The “Back to the Future” trilogy will remain and tried a true classic series for generations to come.