History YMMV / BackToTheFuture

10th Jul '16 9:15:48 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* StrawmanHasAPoint (or JerkassHasAPoint?): Barely, since it relies on a coincidence Strickland couldn't have known about. He might be something of a jerkass to Marty at the beginning of the film when claiming he's a slacker who'll never amount to anything, but he is right that Doc Brown is dangerous, in a way - given he's not only willing to perform risky and highly illegal time travel experiments powered by stolen plutonium, but to rip off terrorists for said plutonium who might be out for revenge, and to allow Marty to be dragged into the situation.
* TheyJustDidntCare:
** The 2010 HD transfer used on the Blu-ray and re-released DVD. (Like DigitalDestruction, too, but minus the "digital" part.) The end credits are totally messed up: three-fourths the width they should be, way off-center, and listing to the left. It's as if the scanner was bumped out of alignment and something tried to autocorrect it without any human noticing. Those who recall Parts II and III getting misframed [=DVDs=] in 2002 may be wondering if Universal Studios Home Entertainment can get anything right; however, unlike that case, they're not fixing anything, and refuse to admit it's even wrong. The 2015 re-releases provided an opportune moment for Universal to fix this, and also improve the picture quality of the main features even further, but they instead just repackaged 2010 discs in new cases.
** Because of the RuleOfFunny, Marty asks for a Tab followed by a Pepsi Free, looking for something sugar-free. The problem: Pepsi Free was caffeine-free, not sugar-free.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint (or JerkassHasAPoint?): StrawmanHasAPoint: Barely, since it relies on a coincidence Strickland couldn't have known about. He might be something of a jerkass to Marty at the beginning of the film when claiming he's a slacker who'll never amount to anything, but he is right that Doc Brown is dangerous, in a way - given he's not only willing to perform risky and highly illegal time travel experiments powered by stolen plutonium, but to rip off terrorists for said plutonium who might be out for revenge, and to allow Marty to be dragged into the situation.
* TheyJustDidntCare:
** The 2010 HD transfer used on the Blu-ray and re-released DVD. (Like DigitalDestruction, too, but minus the "digital" part.) The end credits are totally messed up: three-fourths the width they should be, way off-center, and listing to the left. It's as if the scanner was bumped out of alignment and something tried to autocorrect it without any human noticing. Those who recall Parts II and III getting misframed [=DVDs=] in 2002 may be wondering if Universal Studios Home Entertainment can get anything right; however, unlike that case, they're not fixing anything, and refuse to admit it's even wrong. The 2015 re-releases provided an opportune moment for Universal to fix this, and also improve the picture quality of the main features even further, but they instead just repackaged 2010 discs in new cases.
** Because of the RuleOfFunny, Marty asks for a Tab followed by a Pepsi Free, looking for something sugar-free. The problem: Pepsi Free was caffeine-free, not sugar-free.
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8th Jul '16 3:07:43 PM costanton11
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** The ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' ''Back to the Future'' Level Pack's Story Mode has received complaints of ItsShortSoItSucks, consisting only of four levels[[note]]five if the player can find the secret path to the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance[[/note]] that take 30 minutes to run through. Mitigated by the automatic addition of Marty [=McFly=] (who can use his guitar to break open certain boxes and doors with SONAR waves), the [=DeLorean=], and the Hoverboard to the player's party, and the ability to freely explore Hill Valley's town square in 1985, 2015, and 1885.[[note]]Even then, some reviewers have noted that a ''BTTF'' fan could save some money by purchasing the Doc Brown Fun Pack, and using the Doc minifigure to access the portal to freely explore Hill Valley. He also has different abilities than Marty does, such as hacking and controlling drones, and comes with the train from Part III.[[/note]]

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** The ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'' ''Back to the Future'' Level Pack's Story Mode has received complaints of ItsShortSoItSucks, consisting only of four levels[[note]]five areas[[note]]five if the player can find the secret path to the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance[[/note]] that take 30 minutes to run through. Mitigated by the automatic addition of Marty [=McFly=] (who can use his guitar to break open certain boxes and doors with SONAR waves), the [=DeLorean=], and the Hoverboard to the player's party, and the ability to freely explore Hill Valley's town square in 1985, 2015, and 1885.[[note]]Even then, some reviewers have noted that a ''BTTF'' fan could save some money by purchasing the Doc Brown Fun Pack, and using the Doc minifigure to access the portal to freely explore Hill Valley. He also has different abilities than Marty does, such as hacking and controlling drones, and comes with the train from Part III.[[/note]]
1st Jun '16 3:55:19 AM Doug86
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* HilariousInHindsight: One episode has Marty go by alias of Jimmy Olsen. David Kaufman, who voices Marty, would later go on to voice ComicBook/JimmyOlsen in [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries several]] [[JusticeLeagueDoom animated]] [[WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite productions]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: One episode has Marty go by alias of Jimmy Olsen. David Kaufman, who voices Marty, would later go on to voice ComicBook/JimmyOlsen in [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries several]] [[JusticeLeagueDoom [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom animated]] [[WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite productions]].
19th May '16 1:37:12 PM jeffreyloonychen
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** [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]], Eric Stoltz was cast as Marty, while Creator/JeffGoldblum was considered for the role of Doc Brown in the first film. In the following year, Goldblum had an iconic eccentric scientist role of his own named Seth Brundle in ''Film/TheFly1986'', which spawn a sequel ''Film/TheFlyII'' which starred Stoltz as Seth's son Martin Brundle.
16th May '16 12:53:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* CoveredUp: Many younger people are first exposed to [[ChuckBerry "Johnny B. Goode"]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Angel "Earth Angel"]] through this movie, unaware of the originals.

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* CoveredUp: Many younger people are first exposed to [[ChuckBerry [[Music/ChuckBerry "Johnny B. Goode"]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Angel "Earth Angel"]] through this movie, unaware of the originals.
20th Apr '16 3:17:48 AM SpideyTerry
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** Years after playing Marty, Kaufman voiced [[Film/StuartLittle another Michael J. Fox character]] for a [[RecycledTheSeries cartoon adaptation]].
10th Apr '16 7:52:10 AM cricri3007
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%%** November 12, 1955. [[http://giveupinternet.com/2010/11/12/never-forget-november-12-1955-pic/ NEVER FORGET]].
%%** [[FandomBerserkButton OCTOBER 21, 2015,]] ''[[FandomBerserkButton NOT]]'' [[UrbanLegendOfZelda (Insert date here)!!]]
%%** "It's your cousin Marvin Berry!"
** "Great Scott!" (This is usually what Doc says when he sees something surprising)

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%%** ** November 12, 1955. [[http://giveupinternet.com/2010/11/12/never-forget-november-12-1955-pic/ NEVER FORGET]].
%%** [[FandomBerserkButton OCTOBER 21, 2015,]] ''[[FandomBerserkButton NOT]]'' [[UrbanLegendOfZelda (Insert date here)!!]]
%%**
** "It's your cousin Marvin Berry!"
** "Great Scott!" (This is usually what Doc says when he sees something surprising)surprising).
*** Become "Nom de Zeus!" (literraly "Zeus' name" but more akin to "Zeus dammit") in the French version.
28th Mar '16 11:13:54 AM DynamiteXI
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* IdiotPlot: Several things that happen in this movie can be chalked up to foolish decisions by panicky individuals.
** When Doc sees the terrorists approaching, his first inclination is to fight back with an old pistol, instead of grabbing the plutonium, jumping into the [=DeLorean=] with Marty and Einie, and time travelling to somewhere in the immediate past or future.
** Marty freaks out George by impulsively staring at him and then following him, instead of simply seeking out 1955!Doc and getting the whole mess straightened out.
** Marty has ''just'' heard his parents' story of how they first met (he maybe heard it about five or six hours beforehand if you go by his own personal timeline), yet he deliberately interferes when he sees Sam Baines' car bearing down on George.
** Then there's the plot about making George seem heroic, which was extremely misguided on Marty's part. Why not just start an arguement with Lorraine, or insult her or something? Why go with forcing yourself on her?
** Thankfully averted by Doc, who changes his mind and decides to tape together the warning that Marty was hellbent on giving him.
28th Mar '16 9:10:04 AM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: The entire film series can come off as sexist towards women, when you seriously think about it. Every single female character in the series has no other purpose than to serve as a SatelliteLoveInterest (e.g., Jennifer), a victim to a male character (e.g., Lorraine), or as scenery (e.g., Linda). Not a single one of them (save maybe Clara) has an active role in advancing the plot. And let's not even get started on how, in the first movie, the revised timeline involving an (attempted) ''rape'' of Lorraine left her and her husband more happy and attractive than in the original timeline, where she'd only married George out of sheer pity...
** That said, the animated series, the Telltale game, and the IDW comic book attempt to add more character development to the series' female characters, to varying degrees of success.
28th Mar '16 8:54:11 AM DynamiteXI
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** That said, the animated series, the Telltale game, and the IDW comic book attempt to add more character development to the series' female characters, to varying degrees of success.
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