The future is officially here!
In “Back to the Future Part II,” Marty McFly travels to October 21, 2015, to save his children, yet to be born in 1985.
The plot gets complicated when by fixing one thing, McFly and Doc Brown create new messes. What remains interesting is the film’s vision of 2015, which was still more than a quarter-century away when the movie was shot and released in 1989. One interesting prediction…the Cubs were in the World Series.
Since that day has finally arrived, many people celebrated “Back to the Future Day” yesterday.
Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd even made a surprise appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to commemorate the date when Marty traveled to the future in the film’s sequel.
The duo received a standing ovation when they materialized on stage in their DeLorean.
“All of these people must have gotten here in flying cars,” Marty marveled about the studio audience.
Kimmel had the task of letting Marty and Doc know that many of the achievements predicted in “Back to the Future 2,” including flying cars, hovercrafts and peace in the Middle East, had not come to pass.
“If you don’t mind my asking, what the hell have you guys been doing for 30 years?” Marty asked.
When Kimmel tried to defend the era by mentioning the invention of the cronut, Marty said, “Doc, it seems like 2015 kind of sucks.”
But they were much more impressed when they were shown a smartphone, especially when Kimmel introduced them to the concept of selfies.
Have you seen Back to the Future?