The DeLorean DMC-12 is one of the most popular cars of the 1980s, as well as the most popular fictional time machine in history. Doc Brown used the famous stainless steel sports car with the iconic gull-wing doors as the basis for his time machine in the Back to the Future trilogy. Traveling back and forth in time never looked so stylish. The DMC-12 is instantly recognizable and has become a collector’s item, despite the fact that it’s honestly not that great of a car. It’s underpowered and shoddily built, but it still turns heads. They only manufactured them for a few years before owner John DeLorean got arrested for drug trafficking (the ‘80s were fucking awesome) and the company declared bankruptcy. I’ve seen a couple of DeLoreans driving around throughout the years and it’s always something to bond with strangers about. You don’t see DeLoreans every day so they stand out when they do. It’s a cool car because it is so decidedly ‘80s.
Critically Rated at 14/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young
Da duh duhhhhhhhh, da-duh da-duh da-duhhhhh. If you just say that you can’t help but turn it into the Back to the Future theme. It’s epic beyond anything Steve Perry and Journey ever did together. This is a classic movie. Robert Zemeckis directs, Spielberg produces and Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmett Brown and the much beloved Michael J. Fox plays Marty McFly. Seriously, how can anyone hate Michael J. Fox? He is just so little and shaky, like a tiny epileptic puppy that you want to take home. Believe me, I know I’m going to Hell, but at least Gandhi will keep me company.
At first this is a sci-fi flick. Marty meets up with a crazy scientist to test out his latest invention: a time travelling DeLorean. Everyone knows that once the Flux Capacitor hits 88 mph, you get blasted through time to whatever destination you programmed. When it comes to time travelling in style you either go with the DeLorean or a telephone booth, it depends on how stoned you are. Once Marty travels back to 1955, it transitions into being a period piece about the 1950’s.
It is a cool premise: what if you went back in time and saw what your parents were like as teenagers? It is universal, and that is why the film holds up so well. Marty gets in the way of his parents meeting, his mom ends up having a crush on him. Marty needs to set the timeline straight by getting his nerdy father to hook up with his slutty mom before his slutty mom rapes Marty. Throw in a bully named Biff and you have a tale that’s as old as time.
Great story, great characters, great actors, great lines, great soundtrack… Great movie. You’ve seen it, you love it.
Critically Rated at 14/17