15 items from 2015
No movie future has been dissected more than the version presented in Back To The Future Part II. The promised land where you don’t need roads, Hill Valley 2015 captured audience’s imaginations back in 1989, and as the fabled date of October 21st (don’t listen to the fake viral stories) inches closer, everyone’s keen to figure out just how much director Robert Zemeckis guessed right.
Sure, we don’t have rehydrating food yet and Jaws 19’s penned October release date is looking unlikely, but Back To The Future Part II wasn’t totally off with its predictions. In fact, as this infographic from StaySourced.com proves, it’s a lot more on the money than you might think.
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I’ve wanted a live-action movie of The Jetsons for decades. In the late ’80s, when a lot of my favorite cartoons were heading to the big screen in one form or another, the trend was disappointingly more for animated features, basically extended episodes of what we saw on TV. I recall being a peeved kid. Even though the Masters of the Universe movie was terrible, something I knew at 10 years old, and even though I knew some of these projects couldn’t be worked out in live-action — DuckTales, in particular (though back then I might not have minded it using costumes a la Howard the Duck) — the futuristic world of The Jetsons seemed perfectly achievable by the end of that decade. After all, it’d have been kind of like Back to the Future Part II without the time travel, and that arrived in 1989. Now, 25 years later, the effects necessary are even more available, but »
- Christopher Campbell
You've probably seen a lot written about Back to the Future Part II this year already, and I'm guessing it won't stop until we enter the year 2016. Because we're currently living in the same year Doc Brown and Marty McFly travel to in the 1989 sequel, everyone seems to be obsessed with comparing the film's predictions of what "the future" would be like to how things actually are for us today. Here's a handy infographic from the folks at StaySourced breaking down what the movie got right and wrong about 2015.
- Ben Pearson
Back to the Future Part II's depiction of the year 2015 is ridiculed for its flying cars, self-drying jackets and fashion trends we hope will never catch on.
The double-tie look is still unacceptable, and Black & Decker seems unlikely to bring out a Pizza Hydrator anytime soon - but not all of the movie's predictions missed the mark.
With 2015 now in full swing, here's some of the technology from Robert Zemeckis' hit sequel that did become a reality.
1. Video calling and smart TV
Remember that scene where an aged Marty McFly holds a video conversation with his boss via his TV? This was the stuff of science fiction back in 1989, but now it's commonplace and taken for granted.
Skype and its rival video-messaging services are accessible to virtually everyone in 2015, and a smart television is the platform of choice for many households.
Although Zemeckis and his creative team were astute with this prediction, »
As you already know, 2015 is the year that Doc and Marty traveled to in Back to the Future Part II. You know this because it’s a great movie, you love rehydrated pizza, and because the internet will not let you forget it. The constant renewal, not just of the movie, but of the technology from its version of the future is understandable. Retro-futurism is fun, and it plays to a harmless brand of narcissism. It’s us they’re talking about. We get to marvel at how wrong they were, how goofy their predictions. As a comedy, Bttfii fits that bill completely. Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale weren’t doing serious prognostication — they were trying to make an audience in 1989 laugh, which is why most of their vision for 2015 is of 1989 on growth hormones. The color-burst clothing, the 19th incarnation of Jaws, Marty getting fired by, not one, but by every fax machine in the house »
- Scott Beggs
This is a story for anyone sick of all the recent Back to the Future Part II posts. Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you know that we’re now in the year that Marty McFly goes to as “The Future” in the 1989 sequel. And, of course, lots of things Robert Zemeckis and his […]
The post Back to the Future Part 2 Concept Art: Unused 2015 Future Tech Revealed appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Since it's 2015, we're going to get tons of Back to the Future related items throughout the year. Not only is that the year in which Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II, but it's also the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future. However, today we want to focus on the middle sequel, because Newsweek just did a feature story with "future consultant" Tim Flattery about some of the future technology that was imagined for the time traveling adventure follow-up. And with that story comes some concept art from Edward Eyth from items we never saw realized on the screen. Look! Here's some of the unused concept art from Back to the Future Part II (via Movies.com & io9): And since not everyone is as obsessed with Back to the Future as some of us, Flattery actually forgot »
- Ethan Anderton
As the calendar flipped from 2014 to 2015, you undoubtedly saw tons of references to Back to the Future Part II on social media - and that's not likely to change, considering this year marks the fictional anniversary of when Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) traveled to the future in the 1989 sequel. I rewatched Bttf Part II and Part III for the first time in years, and was struck at how bad Part II is in the "future" section. All of the actors adopt incredibly weird voices to try to distinguish their future characters from their 1985 and 1955 counterparts, and the whole thing is just an excuse for Old Biff to grab the almanac so the main thrust of the narrative can get going. But while I have my quibbles with the first half of the film, there's one thing that can be said without a doubt: the production design in the movie's »
- Ben Pearson
The future can be a dark and scary place, full of unknowns and the consequences of our present actions. Who will we be? What will society look like? Will we even know ourselves? Science Fiction does its best to predict what’s coming next so we can make decisions that lead us there or prevent impending catastrophe. Join us as we discuss which aspects of Blade Runner have come true and which ones have not.
So it’s not quite 2019 yet, but we’re getting awfully close. If detectives are going to be hunting down rogue replicants four years from now, there should probably be some signs. In Blade Runner, 2019 looks pretty grim, and Ridley Scott and his team did their best to create a world where the trends of 1982 played out and led to some pretty scary results. Predicting what’s going to happen in 37 years is no easy feat though, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Nick Vollmer)
If you couldn't tell by all the listicles and jokes that hit your personal social media feed over the New Year Holiday, we are living in the future. Well, at least according to Back to the Future Part II. 2015 is the year Marty McFly must travel to with Doc in the DeLorean, insuring that his kids turn out okay. Along the way, he has a run in with Biff, a Sports Almanac, and a cool pair of self-lacing Nike sneakers. While a lot of things seen in Back to the Future Part II have not yet become a reality, we may finally be getting the much coveted Nike Power Laces this year! No, really!
Back in 2011, Nike actually realeased a screen accurate version of Marty McFly's future sneaks, which were called the Nike Mag and were produced in extremely limited qualities. They did not, however, feature the power laces. At the time, »
Now that’s it’s 2015, you can talk all you want about Hoverboards and flying cars from Back to the Future Part II. For me, I’d just like a pair of the self lacing Nikes. The reason being Nike actually released a screen accurate version of the shoe, called the Nike Mag, to collectors a few […]
The post Nike Hoping To Release Self-Tying ‘Back to the Future Part II’ Sneakers This Year appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
In Back to the Future Part II, while Marty McFly surveys the strange landscape of Hill Valley in 2015, he comes across a marquee poster advertising Jaws 19 in 3D. The advertisement produces a giant hologram shark from the “Max Spielberg” film that threatens to consume Marty, already overwhelmed by the kinetic stimuli of public space 30 years removed from 1985. When it was made, this moment was tailored as a not-so-subtle jab at the Jaws franchise which, by the mid-1980s, seemed to show no signs of stopping despite diminishing returns and an association with the now-indomitable Spielberg that was in-name-only. Yet Back to the Future Part II is a strange place to level a joke at a Hollywood attempting to manufacture things into perpetuity. While not an entirely original idea, it was relatively novel in the late 1980s for a Hollywood franchise to produce back-to-back sequels, organized in a serial format, as the series’ second and third part did »
- Landon Palmer
Futurology, the study of predicting the future, isn’t easy. Yet, science fiction films tend to be pretty decent at it. Join us as we discuss which aspects of Back to the Future Part II have come true and which ones have not.
It’s 2015. Congratulations! You’ve made it to the future. At least, the future as defined in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II. In this science fiction film, Marty McFly travels from 1985 to 2015 in order to help save his future son. In order to make the future setting more fascinating and exciting, the filmmakers made many predictions as far as what the state of society and technology would be like 26 years in the future. We all know that it’s just a movie, but in order for audiences to buy into the future world that Marty McFly travels to, the filmmakers had to make their future world seem possible. »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
Now that it's actually 2015, we're going to get tons of talk about all that was on display in the future predicted by Back to the Future Part II (in fact, it's already out of hand if you go look around online). So how about we take a look at five TV spots for another time travel film that's only just getting released this year, even though it was slated for release in 2014. Project Almanac is a found footage time travel film that sees a group of teens building a time machine and using it for some fairly simplistic gain in their own lives. But soon they seen the major impact is has on the rest of the world. I caught the film last summer at Comic-Con, and while it's a fun sci-fi flick, I can't help but feel like it could have been a bit better. Watch? Here's the five »
- Ethan Anderton
The year 2015 is upon us and it’s safe to say that we haven’t lived up to all the expectations filmmakers had for us. Some of their negative predictions might be reflective of what’s come to pass while other less pessimistic ones haven’t quite transpired. I’ll let you be the judge of whether or not the good outweighs the bad when it comes to where humanity sits in the grand scheme of things after watching a few or all of the movies I’ve listed which take place in the year 2015.
Let’s just get the most obvious one out of the way immediately. Robert Zemeckis’s Back to the Future Part II takes place in three different times, one of which is 2015. In the movie, “Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955” to prevent catastrophic changes to 1985 after dropping in on 2015... “without interfering with his first trip. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
15 items from 2015
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