This Christmas, in between everyone arguing over who gets the last piece of pie and which uncle gave the best gift to the young ones, SpikeTV was airing the greatest trilogy of all time. I feel it goes without saying, but I’m going to say it anyway, the Back to the Future series is THEE, greatest trilogy of all time. The ingredients are all there for the perfect movie; action, drama, sci-fi, comedy, and a dash of incest, what else is needed? Have you ever wondered what your parent’s were like in high school? I’d assume most feel that their parents were hip or cool and up with the times, not a science fiction nerd and a promiscuous girl. My dad was your average school kid, got good grades and played sports, I think he would have gone to college, for what major though I don’t know. It’s kind of my fault, well not technically but his senior year in school I was conceived/born.
This brought on marrying my mother and getting a job. My mother would drop out because of being pregnant and later get her G.E.D, where she is more successful now than I’ll ever be, so education is important but perseverance can be stronger. This is similar to young Marty constantly pushing George to become a stronger person by not letting people walk all over him, thus getting the woman of his dreams(Lorraine) and keeping Marty and company in existence. Remember fellas if she keeps saying “No”, just keep pushing the issue and in the end you’ll persevere. Kidding aside, I feel that George not only learned about himself because of Marty, but also found the passion of writing that was lying dormant on the surface just screaming to get out; like a dog having to pee. I’d like to say thank you to everyone that made the Back to the Future movies, for it will always resonate with me as one of the greatest movies of all time. This movie always gives me hope in knowing that even though we can’t go back and change our past,we sure can change our future and follow our dreams this new year. In the words of the great Emmett “Doc” Brown, “Your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one”