Features

Fox says never imagined "Back to the Future" popularity 30 years on

23 October 2015 - 38   - 0

(REUTERS) When Marty McFly and Emmett "Doc" Brown first appeared on screen in 1985's "Back to the Future", the duo won over legions of fans with their time-traveling adventures. Thirty years on, Michael J. Fox, who portrayed the teenage McFly, says he never imagined the continued popularity of the sci-fi trilogy. "We thought it would speak to '50s generation and the '80s generations, we didn't know that it would speak to the '90s generation and the 21st century generation," he said. "It just kind of continues to amaze us." Fox was speaking on the red carpet for an event on Wednesday celebrating Oct 21, 2015, the date McFly travels to from 1985 in the film's sequel, arriving in a future of flying cars and hovering skateboards. Fans around the world celebrated the movie milestone, cinemas held special screenings and businesses put out dedicated adverts. Fox said the past few days of promotion had been a whirlwind. "It's like the Pope's (recent U.S.) visit ... I'm not trying to compare myself to the Pope but I've been busy. It's been one thing after the other because people want to mark this... take a note of it because the movies have meant something to them," he said. "And when you're involved in something like that it's just so humbling and a privilege and I don't know that I ever thought it would be like this 30 years out." Fox reunited with cast members Christopher Lloyd, who played Doc, and Lea Thompson, who portrayed McFly's mother Lorraine, for a screening of the film and Q&A session. "It's a dream come true to be in a film that has the kind of profound impact it's had on so many people ... and for it to endure the way this film has," Lloyd said. "It's amazing, it's a rarity." [caption id="attachment_86751" align="alignnone" width="300"]People portraying characters from the film "Back to the Future Part II" stand outside the Burger King featured in the movie, in Los Angeles, California, October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson People portraying characters from the film "Back to the Future Part II" stand outside the Burger King featured in the movie, in Los Angeles, California, October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_86750" align="alignnone" width="500"]People pose for photos next to a DeLorean car outside the Burger King from the film "Back to the Future Part II", in Los Angeles, California, October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson People pose for photos next to a DeLorean car outside the Burger King from the film "Back to the Future Part II", in Los Angeles, California, October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson[/caption]

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment



Top Stories

Police caution public of scam on social media

The Police has cautioned the public of a scam carried out by organised criminals through social media. Some social media users have been du...

14 October 2019 - Views : 14

Motorcycles banned from Dehiwala flyover

14 October 2019

25 youths nabbed with narcotics at Facebook party

14 October 2019

Three killed, one injured as tree collapses on house

13 October 2019

Features & Analysis

Dog Walk and Carnival by Rotaract Club of Colombo Central

In keeping with the aims of Community Service in Rotaract, the Rotaract Club of Colombo Central has organized a &ldqu...

In Pictures: Pro World Surf League

The So Sri Lanka Pro World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 3000 event which concluded recently played host t...

Diego’s Peri Peri brings new flavours to Nawala

Diego’s Peri Peri recently opened doors to a world of new flavours centered on the African Bird’s Eye Chi...

“Dharshan – Spirituality in Bharatha Natyam” lecture-demonstration by Dr. Subashini Pathmanathan

The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), High Commission of India, Colombo, will be organizing a lectu...