October 21, 2015 - Why Back to the Future remains an enduring screen classic

Michael J Fox as Martin McFly in Back to the Future II

Michael J Fox as Martin McFly in Back to the Future II - Credit: Archant

After more than 25 years of waiting, it’s finally Back to the Future Day – so let’s all swoop into work on hoverboards and flying cars and look forward to the release of Jaws 19.

A scene from Back to the Future II

A scene from Back to the Future II - Credit: Archant

Well that’s what should be happening, according to those behind the hugely popular Back to the Future films which saw Marty McFly and best pal Doc Brown travel to October 21, 2015 in a bid to save his as-yet unborn son’s future.

While there are many things from Back to the Future II’s vision of today that don’t quite tally with our own reality, there were a few predictions that were just about right – fingerprint identity, wearable technology, voice-controlled devices.

And the three-film franchise still has a huge following, so much so that groups around the region will be celebrating today’s landmark in typically time-travelling fashion.


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