BTTF 2 2015: Back to the Future 1989 Sequel has Predictions Right, Wrong, and Close!
Future Day is Here!
TF Day is finally here! (from BTTF 2)
So, when I saw this in the theater in 1989, I began thinking of what this day would be like, and I have to say it is almost exactly as I predicted... before you roll your eyes, I have to admit I predicted some things were not going to happen and was mostly right on those, and other things more amazing would exist, and yes that's true. Sure I didn't predict exactly what it would be that is more amazing and if I could have, I'd be critical of what BTTF2 predicted. I'm not critical of it, and now that the day has arrived, I must say they did a really great job if you cut them some slack for the fact they had to make it all fit into a hollywood movie plot... as stretched thin as it was... then portray something that by definition did not yet exist. For the most part, I'm amazed in retrospect they nailed it in that context.
Let's be clear, it's the most forgettable movie of the trilogy, and is so bad in parts it's unwatchable in a single sitting for me, personally. What a disappointment when the first BTTF was so well done, even if it has a few comedic flaws.
future | time machine | year 2015 | second part | time travel comedy
What's Right about October 21 2015
So they got some things right, and here below are the winners deserving of kudos:
The Best of The Future is Here
Skype, Facetime, Flatscreen TVs Everywhere
Laser Discs are Now Garbage
Sure, ten years ago they were re-purposed by misguided amature decorators as a wall-covering medium, but even the tackiest of them have moved on to other equally horrible ideas to literally tack onto walls, hence the term tacky. See what I did there? You just got a little smarter. That happens a lot when you read Starlight articles. I know my pen name is "Starlight Reflex" or "StarlightReflex" but I meant for it just to be "Starlight", but since that was taken I had to put something else in and I just entered the next word I could think of, assuming I'd change it later on. By the time I found out I couldn't do that, my first few articles were being read by thousands of people per week, so I didn't consider deleting my account very long, and have had to embrace the name like an assigned dance partner who has a great body but a kind of weird face. I move in closer and hold on tight, and look around in confused desperation like Marty McFly. I should just think, why doesn't anyone remind me of that? Oh wait, nevermind.
Jaws 19, not exactly but very close
So many Shark Movies, and CGI, and 3D
I counted up the shark movies since 1989 and included the original Jaws number, and there have been more than 19 - about 21, actually, once you total them up. Besides the five actual "JAWS" flicks, with and without roaring sharks, there are many more that could be considered if you are willing to go beyond the point of such silliness as flying sharks as seen in the Sharknado foray into the genre, which is my personal cutoff point. Zombie sharks will not be included for consideration, whether they have laser beams strapped to their heads or not. The bottom line is this - there has been a major motion picture dedicated to engendering unwarranted fear and hatred of sharks almost every year since 1989, and JAWS 19 (check), with the 3D (check), crappy CGI (check) is right on the money.
Indoor Sun can be yours, a great Christmas Gift! Buy before it's too late!
Too Early to Call, but Amazingly Close Enough
Fake Old People, Fake Fake FAKE
Driverless Cars, Yes. Flying cars, whelp, sorry. We still can't float, even on land.
Ludicrous Speed, Go! - Dark Helmet, Spaceballs. Sorry, that doesn't exist either. We do have Ludicrous Mode though!
If anyone did have secrets from the future, my money is on Elon Musk. His Tesla vehicle is the closest thing to a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor.
So, we do have some amazing stuff. I don't need to list all that here, because we are both here, and that would be as stupid as the weather report telling you what the weather is right, here, right now, as if you couldn't see for yourself... wait a minute. We do that, don't we? Please excuse me, I need to re-evaluate a few things. I'll see ya next time, when I write another awesome article. But give me some positive feedback, or I might not come back. To the Future. Which is today. But not true any more. You know, I'll just shut the hell up now.