Back to the Future ★★★★

Holds up just fine on first revisit since childhood (and first time with kids), but credit to that cast for elevating an only adequately inventive scripting of a clever premise. Zemekis deserves credit, too, of course for getting everyone on the same page, but whoever pulled the trigger on Glover really deserves the praise. He gives the movie such a twisted comic verve, especially in the opening scenes with all their broadly staged exposition and set up.

And Fox. So good. Such a terrific physical actor. So many of my favorite moments as a kid and on this rewatch are Fox's choreographed bits. The skateboard stuff. Sliding over the hood of the Dolorean. So many other little moments.

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