History YMMV / BackToTheFuture

8th Mar '18 9:56:14 PM costanton11
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** Played straight by the infamously awful games released for the NES and Genesis [[note]] the first one, which has its [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/BackToTheFuture1989 own page]], was a tedious Point A to Point B walking game minus four levels that involved goals, the last of which only gave you one chance to beat it. The second one that combined ''Part II and III'', released the next year, quickly became one of the most infamous pieces of programming on the NES, with an incredibly confusing platforming mechanic which involved retrieving items; the fastest speed-run of this game still took at least an hour, and there's no save feature. These two games were some of the games that sealed LJN's fate as SnarkBait. The Genesis game was done by Acclaim, and only had four levels, but this led to the programming choice of making it NintendoHard to an insane degree. All three games were ripped apart by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in 2010 [[/note]]. [[SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames Averted]] by the Telltale game and ''Super Back to the Future Part II'' for the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]], which sadly [[NoExportForYou was only released in Japan]].

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** Played straight by the infamously awful games released for the NES and Genesis [[note]] the first one, which has its [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/BackToTheFuture1989 own page]], was a tedious Point A to Point B walking game minus four levels that involved goals, the last of which only gave you one chance to beat it. The second one that combined ''Part II and III'', released the next year, quickly became one of the most infamous pieces of programming on the NES, with an incredibly confusing platforming mechanic which involved retrieving items; the fastest speed-run of this game still took at least an hour, and there's no save feature. These two games were some of the games that sealed LJN's fate as SnarkBait. The Genesis game was done by Acclaim, and only had four levels, but this led to the programming choice of making it NintendoHard to an insane degree. All three games were ripped apart by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in 2010 [[/note]]. [[SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames Averted]] by the Telltale game and ''Super Back to the Future Part II'' for the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem Super Famicom]], which sadly [[NoExportForYou was only released in Japan]].
5th Jan '18 3:31:49 PM costanton11
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot
31st Dec '17 3:01:51 PM bubzilla
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** The fact that even after he tried to sexually assault Lorraine on the night of their first kiss, George apparently hires Biff to tend to his car thirty years onward; one would think George, Marty and ''especially'' Lorraine might take some issue with Biff being anywhere nearby after that harrowing encounter. Not to mention, George and Lorraine once saw Biff try to murder Calvin Klein with his car while he was still a high school student.

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** The fact that even after he tried to sexually assault Lorraine on the night of their first kiss, George apparently hires Biff to tend to his car thirty years onward; one would think George, Marty and ''especially'' Lorraine might take some issue with Biff being anywhere nearby after that harrowing encounter. Not to mention, George and Lorraine once saw Biff try to murder Calvin Klein with his car while he was still a high school student. Yet George and Lorraine regard him with a begrudged affection, almost like he's family.
8th Dec '17 11:48:53 AM HeroicJay
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* LoopingLines: Creator/CrispinGlover (George [=McFly=]) lost his voice due to nervousness while filming ''Back to the Future''. For some scenes, he had to silently mouth his lines, with his voice being dubbed in later at a recording studio.
8th Dec '17 11:46:53 AM Thorion
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* LoopingLines: Creator/CrispinGlover (George [=McFly=]) lost his voice due to nervousness while filming ''Back to the Future''. For some scenes, he had to silently mouth his lines, with his voice being dubbed in later at a recording studio.
28th Nov '17 12:15:46 PM StardustSoldier
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* NarmCharm: Okay so Marty almost fading has some [[SpecialEffectsFailure bad green-screening]], but it's still tense and terrifying to see him almost ''fade out of existence''.

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* NarmCharm: Okay so Marty almost fading has some [[SpecialEffectsFailure bad green-screening]], but it's still tense and terrifying to see him almost ''fade out of existence''.
20th Oct '17 10:37:47 PM Premonition45
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** In the first draft of the script, there was a scene with a nuclear blast and a refrigerator, but Creator/StevenSpielberg demanded it to be rewritten because it made no sense. Fast forward to Spielberg's ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' and a certain infamous scene involving a refrigerator.


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** In the first draft of the script, the time machine was a refrigerator and needed to go to a nuclear test site, but Creator/StevenSpielberg had this changed because he didn't want kids mimicking the scene and it was too expensive to film. Fast forward to Spielberg's ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' and a certain infamous scene involving a refrigerator.
20th Oct '17 6:06:51 AM ClintEastwood
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** At the start of the movie, a newspaper clipping is visible indicating that Doc Brown's mansion from the 50's burned down and he wound up selling the land to developers. In 2008, Christopher Lloyd's home in California, which he was selling at the time, burned down in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Fire Tea Fire]].
** In the first draft of the script, there was a scene with a nuclear blast and a refrigerator, but Steven Spielberg demanded it to be rewritten because it made no sense. Fast forward to Spielbergs Indiana Jones 4 and a certain infamous scene involving a refrigerator.
* HilariousInHindsight: "Gimme a Pepsi Free." That whole exchange is also a good example of WhosOnFirst.

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** At the start of the movie, a newspaper clipping is visible indicating that Doc Brown's mansion from the 50's burned down and he wound up selling the land to developers. In 2008, Christopher Lloyd's Creator/ChristopherLloyd's home in California, which he was selling at the time, burned down in the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Fire Tea Fire]].
** In the first draft of the script, there was a scene with a nuclear blast and a refrigerator, but Steven Spielberg Creator/StevenSpielberg demanded it to be rewritten because it made no sense. Fast forward to Spielbergs Indiana Jones 4 Spielberg's ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' and a certain infamous scene involving a refrigerator.
* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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"Gimme a Pepsi Free." That whole exchange is also a good example of WhosOnFirst.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Blink and you'll miss it - one of Biff's goons in the scene where they drive after Marty is played by Creator/BillyZane.



* ValuesDissonance: In the DVD commentary, it's mentioned that some European audiences were put off by how the "improved" [=McFly=] family had become more materialistic, as exemplified by Marty getting the truck seen earlier in the film.

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* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
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In the DVD commentary, DVDCommentary, it's mentioned that some European audiences were put off by how the "improved" [=McFly=] family had become more materialistic, as exemplified by Marty getting the truck seen earlier in the film.
10th Oct '17 8:57:59 AM TheCoolKat1995
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** The fact that even after he tried to sexually assault Lorraine on the night of their first kiss, George apparently hires Biff to tend to his car thirty years onward; one would think George, Marty and ''especially'' Lorraine might take some issue with Biff being anywhere nearby after that harrowing encounter.

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** The fact that even after he tried to sexually assault Lorraine on the night of their first kiss, George apparently hires Biff to tend to his car thirty years onward; one would think George, Marty and ''especially'' Lorraine might take some issue with Biff being anywhere nearby after that harrowing encounter. Not to mention, George and Lorraine once saw Biff try to murder Calvin Klein with his car while he was still a high school student.
29th Aug '17 1:43:52 AM Shadeblade11
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwixq7fff-Q George ordering a milk. Chocolate.]]
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