He was never in time for his classes… he wasn’t in time for his dinner… then one day he wasn’t in his time at all! Welcome to Episode 40 of “Reel Chat” – a podcast that guarantees week in, week out – the “Reel world as we know it.”
On this very special (and extended) episode of our “Vintage Vault” retrospective series, host (and super fan) Adam Stolfo is joined by co-host Brose Avard, Andrew McCaskill and Matthew O’Neill to dive head first into “Reel Chat’s” most epic and exciting retrospective review yet. Today “Reel Chat” discusses 1985’s “Back To The Future” – a sci fi / adventure masterpiece that spans 30 years, interferes with the space-time continuum, and hints at a little incest… but of course… that’s all just for fun!
A film of this legendary stature deserves a deeper look than usual, and this episode of “Reel Chat” comes in at an “epic” running time of over 2 hours! But it’s all for a good cause, as the boys break down this iconic first chapter of a trilogy many regard as one of the most complete (and still intact) trilogies of ALL TIME!
In celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary, hear the “Reel Chat” guys talk about the film’s superb cast, it’s outstanding script, Robert Zemeckis’ expert direction, the star car power of the one and only DeLorean time machine, as well as Alan Silvestri’s big and powerfully magical score… all bound together like the very fabric of time itself! Hear also about how no Hollywood studio wanted to make it (too risque or too tame!?), what the purpose was for firing Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly (before Michael J. Fox took over), as well as the never revealed back-story of how Marty and the Doc actually met.
Adam is relentless here – keen to spread the love of a film he obviously regards as the greatest of ALL TIME! This is certainly an outstanding episode for an outstanding movie.
THE TEAM’S REVIEW SCORES
Adam 5 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Brose 5 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Andrew 5 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Matthew 5 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Stuart 4 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Michael 4 1/2 out of 5 – RECOMMEND