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FutureStarrBack to the Future 2 Star Wars Reference
In the 1985 film Back to the Future 2, Marty is cooped up in his 1990 house. He occasionally leaves the house in his time machine to visit his former time periods and is finally able to retrieve some of his lost memories. While in 1955, Marty sees a poster for the film poster for the first Star Wars film, which was released in 1977.
The future storyline struggles to find purpose given Doc's repeated insistence that the future must not be meddled with. That being said its essential for the movie and its so much fun to watch 2015, both as a prediction over the last 30 years and as a bit of humour from now on. Its startling how accurate some things are - Skype, 3D films - while others are a great source of humour. I never realised until this watching that both Marty's son AND daughter are played by Fox. Production design does a great job being funny whilst also conceivable, but the film's makeup is absolutely appalling. If you're going to make Lea Thompson put on that stupid voice and cake her under 100 feet of makeup, just get a different actress. Michael J. Fox as future Marty looks like Bride of Chucky. A man comes up to Marty to ask to save the clock tower and he's clearly caked in makeup, but why? He's no recognisable character after all, they could've just got any old man. Thomas Wilson plays the utterly unbearable Griff, who feels the need to shriek every word like a mental werewolf android. Not a whole lot goes on here and we quickly get out so that the film can set up the dystopian alternate reality.
Glover is known for portraying eccentric characters on screen, such as George McFly in Back to the Future (1985), Layne in River's Edge (1986), Andy Warhol in The Doors (1991), Bobby McBurney in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), the Thin Man in Charlie's Angels (2000) and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Willard Stiles in Willard (2003), Grendel in Beowulf (2007), The Knave of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland (2010), Phil in Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), and Mr. World in the Starz television series American Gods (2017–2021). (Source: en.wikipedia.org)