Today October 21, 2015 is the Back to the Future Day. Day in which Dr. Emmett L. Brown (Christopher Lloyd) along with Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and his girlfriend Jennifer Parker (Elizabeth Shue), aboard the legendary DeLorean DMC-12, start from 1985 and time travel up to the Hill Valley of the year 2015, arriving more precisely at 16:29 of October 21, 2015, with the aim to save the bumbling Martin McFly Jr. (future son of Marty and Jennifer) who will drive in trouble due to Griff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson).
Back to the Future Part II – October 21, 2015
All this happens in the Back to the Future Part II movie directed by Robert Zemeckis, the second episode of the now legendary Back to the Future trilogy.
The vision of the future according to Zemeckis has been extraordinary, but maybe a little exaggerated, in fact wanting to compare the movie fictional 2015 with our real 2015 in which we live we can of course find divergences.
The most evident are undoubtedly the flying cars that don’t currently exist. The Hoverboard that Marty use to escape from the clutches of Griff and his gang is still a too complex invention (although the Lexus has made a prototype, but with poor success).
Jaws didn’t have all those sequels (thankfully) and especially in our homes we don’t have fax machines in every room (even though we still use it).
But in the film there are also analogies, video calls, widescreen and flat tv screens not to mention the fingerprint recognition system, indeed Jennifer of the past is identified by police with this system and even the door of her future home in Hill Dale opens only with fingerprints.
This are some examples of how imagination has become reality.
There are even the fabulous self-lacing shoes worn by Marty in the film and manufactured by Nike, even though they are currently part of a very limited series and aren’t commercially available.
The Nike Mag shoes with power laces
However, even if the future is now I am convinced that the movie will continue to make dream and excite many other generations as it has done in the last thirty years.