It’s Popzara’s Movie Time! Podcast!, where our own movie nerds Ethan Brehm and Nate Evans take you on an unscripted journey yakking and chatting about some of their favorite movie moments and cinematic scenes, from past and present, presented without snark and snobbery for your listening pleasure.
On deck for this episode is a trilogy of films that need no introduction – but they’ll get one anyway: we’re talking about the groundbreaking, crowd-pleasing, genre-defining (and genre-defying) Back to the Future Trilogy of blockbuster movie magic.
From the pitch-perfect casting of Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd), Alan Silvestri’s triumphant score, the undeniable influence of Steven Spielberg, and sublime stewardship from writing/directing duo of Robert Zemeckis (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and Bob Gale, there’s only two questions worth asking: is the original Back to the Future a perfect film? Do bears live in the woods?
Our hosts also discuss both amazing sequels, Back to the Future: Part II (1989) and Back to the Future: Part III (1990), an unprecedented cinematic effort requiring back-to-back shooting and cutting-edge effects to bring the wild and timeline-skewing plot in check. Get ready to head into the future, back in time, further back in time, even further back in time, then finally back into the future (which is actually the present). You’d never guess why Avengers: Endgame ripped off its plot.
Somehow, against all odds, the Back to the Future Trilogy has avoided the pitfalls and meddling that plagued the legacies and reputations of other beloved trilogies, especially Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. With luck, it’ll stay that way. That’s the power of love; that’s the power of movies!