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2013-01-28 09:46:59 AM
Why subby needs to shut his pie-hole: It's a stupid idea.
 
2013-01-28 09:59:45 AM
Except 2013 to 1985 isn't as jarring as 1985 to 1955. Sure, everyone has a video camera phone and an iPod/Pad now. We have more cable channels now. Hilarious! There wasn't the same kind of music revolution that happened in the '50s, '60s, 70's, 80's. If anything, music is more banal and lame now than ever. I'm sure there are '80s nostalgia clubs but they're farking pathetic. A lot of shiat went down between 1955 and 1985. A lot went down between then and now too but it's not cinematic.
 
2013-01-28 10:09:52 AM
Because the psychic rape of everyone born between 1970 and 1995 is not yet complete?
 
2013-01-28 10:14:54 AM
we don't
 
2013-01-28 10:48:28 AM
Leave it alone!

No need to ruin everything.

Subby needs to make like a tree, and get out of here.
 
2013-01-28 10:56:03 AM
Right now the world needs my Back to the Future fan fiction.
 
2013-01-28 10:56:52 AM
Every now and then, an idea starts circulating in my head for a Back to the Future movie where a group of car thieves steal the original DeLorean from the first movie. Naturally, shiat hits the fan, and one of them books it in the car, gets it to 88 mph, and finds out it's real, teleporting himself back to 1984 (or '85), right when the movie's being produced. It usually goes away just as quickly.

I think it could work. Problem is, the amount of stuff that would have to go right so it could work is only slightly less than the amount of stuff you would need to go right to pull off a Naked Gun reunion.
 
2013-01-28 10:57:34 AM

Mugato: Except 2013 to 1985 isn't as jarring as 1985 to 1955. Sure, everyone has a video camera phone and an iPod/Pad now. We have more cable channels now. Hilarious! There wasn't the same kind of music revolution that happened in the '50s, '60s, 70's, 80's. If anything, music is more banal and lame now than ever. I'm sure there are '80s nostalgia clubs but they're farking pathetic. A lot of shiat went down between 1955 and 1985. A lot went down between then and now too but it's not cinematic.


Uh, the end of the cold war was pretty big... Not that it figured into back to the future
 
2013-01-28 10:59:08 AM
The whole point of Back to the Future was that massive gap between Eisenhower and Reagan, technologically, culturally and generational. That same sized gap simply does not exist between Reagan and Obama.

/It's spelled "Delorean."
 
2013-01-28 11:00:36 AM

trotsky: Right now the world needs my Back to the Future fan fiction.


Can I share with you my homoerotic Back to the Future fan fiction, where Marty has 'daddy issues,' and ends up hooking up with Dr. Brown and Principal Strickland?
 
2013-01-28 11:00:41 AM
Very horrible, this idea
 
2013-01-28 11:02:18 AM
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2013-01-28 11:03:55 AM

Cythraul: Why subby needs to shut his pie-hole: It's a stupid idea.


Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. It would make more sense if they continued the story from the present date with Marty's children and doc traveling through time to stop some sort of apocalyptic event requiring them to travel 1000 to 2000 years into the future and past. The problem with the present movie and movies using similar plot devices is the derivation in technology. There is no way to predict how and what society acts, dresses, and uses in such a short time span (think of your first computer, cell phone and game console). I'm 46 and have spent most of my life in the technology field (though it's not my present occupation). I can't imagine what the next 20 years will hold for me. I bet I'll see the first generation quantum computer available to the public within 5 years, and cell phones that use gravity waves instead of microwaves to communicate directly through the earth. I bet we'll see simple teleportation of everyday materials within 25 years, then end of (most) cancers within 10 and the average human lifespan double within 40. My guess is fusion reactors are less than 10 years away and robots that make I,Robot look primitive available with 15 years.
 
2013-01-28 11:06:35 AM

Mugato: If anything, music is more banal and lame now than ever.


Wham!, Lionel Richie, Mr. Mister, Madonna, Prince & The Revolution. I think you are blocking the whole new wave thing
 
2013-01-28 11:11:53 AM

Cheron: Mugato: If anything, music is more banal and lame now than ever.

Wham!, Lionel Richie, Mr. Mister, Madonna, Prince & The Revolution. I think you are blocking the whole new wave thing


Really? I would take any of those over the crap now and I hate Madonna
 
2013-01-28 11:12:32 AM

Fano: Uh, the end of the cold war was pretty big... Not that it figured into back to the future


I didn't say a lot of shiat didn't happen in the last 30 years. I said just the opposite. But maybe it's because I was alive in 1985, it doesn't seem like things were as different then compared to now as they were between 1955 and 1985 in simple walking down the street terms. Sure, everyone has their heads buried in their little iDevices now but even that is a relatively recent phenomenon.

Most of the humor in BTTF was in cultural differences, not as much technology changes. One joke that might work would be a scene similar to the Enchantment Under the Sea dance where 2013 boy starts trying to rock out and everyone looks at him like he's a lame ass douchebag.
 
2013-01-28 11:13:50 AM
Also "no", but cua of CSB;

Summer after freshman year of college, got a job working ib a movie theater. I thought 'cool, easy job and I get to see a bunch of movies'. This was before the era of the megaplex, so there was only one (huge) screen, with hundreds and hundreds of seats

Just as I started the job, Back to the Future started showing. Loved it, thought it was awesome. Unfortunately, so did the whole country. Lines around the block, full house - *all summer long*.

100% of my time there, the only movie that played was BttF. By the time I got back to college, I could quote every line in that movie. Could probably do a credible job today, but since I'll never, ever, watch that farking movie again, I'll never know.
 
2013-01-28 11:15:07 AM

Cheron: Mugato: If anything, music is more banal and lame now than ever.

Wham!, Lionel Richie, Mr. Mister, Madonna, Prince & The Revolution. I think you are blocking the whole new wave thing


Fark you, Prince is one of the greatest of all time, OF ALL TIME.
 
2013-01-28 11:16:08 AM

Cythraul: Why subby needs to shut his pie-hole: It's a stupid idea.


It's not for you....It's your kids Marty Cythraul
 
2013-01-28 11:17:16 AM
Hey Gen-X or what ever douchy name you like to be called: make your own farking movies. Stop raping our childhoods to please your self-deluded, hipster-driven, instant-gratification, selfish...

/GET OF MY LAWN AND TAKE YOUR DAM iPAD WITH YOU!!!
 
2013-01-28 11:18:27 AM
Being 29, I'm not yet completely out of touch with current trends and still kind of remember the '80s. I don't think it would be that shocking. It's all just slightly more primitive versions of the same shiat. Musically, trends have changed but we haven't progressed much at all. I guess fashion isn't as overtly retarded as it was in the '80s but that joke has already been done to death.
 
2013-01-28 11:18:38 AM
FTA:

Back to the Future was a love letter to the 1950′s and full of nostalgia for a simpler time. A remake would be pure, unapologetic 80′s nostalgia, and this presents an interesting question: what did we think we'd be nostalgic for and what will we actually miss? It's hard to predict nostalgia in the present because you need time to miss it first. Only when you have some distance, say 30 years, will you have a more accurate bead on what associate with the 1980′s.

it's been done, it was called Hot Tub Time Machine. I don't thing anyone wants to see that again.
 
2013-01-28 11:20:20 AM

PsyLord: [socialeyezer.com image 500x271]



Came to express this exact same sentiment in the exact same way.
 
2013-01-28 11:26:58 AM

Charlie Chingas: Hey Gen-X or what ever douchy name you like to be called: make your own farking movies. Stop raping our childhoods to please your self-deluded, hipster-driven, instant-gratification, selfish...


If you were a kid in 1985 like me then you are Gen-X. :p


browntimmy: I guess fashion isn't as overtly retarded as it was in the '80s but that joke has already been done to death.


I think the '80s was the last decade where there was a definitive fashion. I don't think you could look at a picture of a dude and say, "that a picture from the 2000's".
 
2013-01-28 11:27:41 AM

Clutch2013: Every now and then, an idea starts circulating in my head for a Back to the Future movie where a group of car thieves steal the original DeLorean from the first movie. Naturally, shiat hits the fan, and one of them books it in the car, gets it to 88 mph, and finds out it's real, teleporting himself back to 1984 (or '85), right when the movie's being produced. It usually goes away just as quickly.

I think it could work. Problem is, the amount of stuff that would have to go right so it could work is only slightly less than the amount of stuff you would need to go right to pull off a Naked Gun reunion.


The only problem with that is that the original got run over by a train.
 
2013-01-28 11:29:45 AM

browntimmy: Being 29, I'm not yet completely out of touch with current trends and still kind of remember the '80s. I don't think it would be that shocking. It's all just slightly more primitive versions of the same shiat. Musically, trends have changed but we haven't progressed much at all. I guess fashion isn't as overtly retarded as it was in the '80s but that joke has already been done to death.


Functional fashion hasn't really changed - I never saw anyone who dressed like they did in music videos or Miami Vice. Most guys wore jeans and polo shirts or oxfords. You could probably go back in what you're wearing and not draw any notice (the clothes Marty wore in the movie wouldn't look out of place today)

Hairstyles are the big difference - center parted, feathered was the standard
 
2013-01-28 11:31:39 AM

Mugato: Charlie Chingas: Hey Gen-X or what ever douchy name you like to be called: make your own farking movies. Stop raping our childhoods to please your self-deluded, hipster-driven, instant-gratification, selfish...

If you were a kid in 1985 like me then you are Gen-X. :p


browntimmy: I guess fashion isn't as overtly retarded as it was in the '80s but that joke has already been done to death.

I think the '80s was the last decade where there was a definitive fashion. I don't think you could look at a picture of a dude and say, "that a picture from the 2000's".


I believe that the 1990s also experienced hairstyle and clothing fashions sufficiently distinct from the 1980s to be recognizable. Whether the 2000-2009 period will be readily identifiable from fashion trends cannot yet be determined as current fashion trends are typically derived from recently passed fashion trends. Trends of the early 1980s would have been, at the time, indistinguishable from trends of the late 1970s, and trends of the early 1990s were at the time difficult to differentiate from trends of the late 1980s. Only after substantial time has elapsed, and after markedly new trends have been adopted, are the differences readily noticeable.

Additionally, the suggestion of a Back to the Future remake was a stupid thing to say, and the article author is stupid for saying it.
 
2013-01-28 11:33:36 AM
This is the worst Back to the Future thread ever. Talk about the time travel and shiat! And the implications of doing the nasty in the past-y!
 
2013-01-28 11:36:59 AM
Just watched the original last week.

I disagree this movie needs to be remade.

I might just tap myself out of exsistance if Lea Thompson was coming on to me.
 
2013-01-28 11:37:17 AM

DrMcNinja: This is the worst Back to the Future thread ever. Talk about the time travel and shiat! And the implications of doing the nasty in the past-y!


Past nastification is likely to produce entirely unanticipated consequences.
 
2013-01-28 11:37:49 AM

Cythraul: trotsky: Right now the world needs my Back to the Future fan fiction.

Can I share with you my homoerotic Back to the Future fan fiction, where Marty has 'daddy issues,' and ends up hooking up with Dr. Brown and Principal Strickland?


Why not include Biff? He seems like a top


You like that, don't you Butthead
 
2013-01-28 11:37:58 AM
We already had one of those, thanks.
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2013-01-28 11:38:40 AM
I think they should do a replica remake, similar to what Gus van Sant did for Psycho, with the one exception being that everybody has Parkinson's disease.
 
2013-01-28 11:40:41 AM

Cheron: Mugato: If anything, music is more banal and lame now than ever.

Wham!, Lionel Richie, Mr. Mister, Madonna, Prince & The Revolution. I think you are blocking the whole new wave thing


The difference there is those people would shock someone from the '50s. I think '80s people would welcome Lady Gaga, it's pretty much the same shtick.
 
2013-01-28 11:40:44 AM

Bell's Boy: I think they should do a replica remake, similar to what Gus van Sant did for Psycho, with the one exception being that everybody has Parkinson's disease.


Such a premise seems shaky.
 
2013-01-28 11:42:52 AM
Is Eric Stoltz available?

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Take 2?
 
2013-01-28 11:44:37 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Did 80s nostalgia better, without time travel

Fifteen years ago.

/Shoot me
 
2013-01-28 11:47:48 AM
Besides all the other reasons this concept sucks, BTTF wasn't exactly accurate about what 2015 will be like, nor did it intend to. Unless they wrote in some clever plot device as to why there aren't flying cars or Pepsi Perfect. But that just seems like too much trouble.
 
2013-01-28 11:51:38 AM

Mugato: Besides all the other reasons this concept sucks, BTTF wasn't exactly accurate about what 2015 will be like, nor did it intend to. Unless they wrote in some clever plot device as to why there aren't flying cars or Pepsi Perfect. But that just seems like too much trouble.


WHAR HOVERBOARD?

WHAR?!
 
2013-01-28 11:52:20 AM

browntimmy: Cheron: Mugato: If anything, music is more banal and lame now than ever.

Wham!, Lionel Richie, Mr. Mister, Madonna, Prince & The Revolution. I think you are blocking the whole new wave thing

The difference there is those people would shock someone from the '50s. I think '80s people would welcome Lady Gaga, it's pretty much the same shtick.


I wrote a really long post agreeing with mugato, noting that for instance Playboy was a huge change in the 50s. Societal changes between the 80s and 2010 seem much less. A black president wouldn't have seemed far fetched in 1985, Jesse Jackson had run for president.
 
2013-01-28 11:52:31 AM

Dimensio: Mugato: Charlie Chingas: Hey Gen-X or what ever douchy name you like to be called: make your own farking movies. Stop raping our childhoods to please your self-deluded, hipster-driven, instant-gratification, selfish...

If you were a kid in 1985 like me then you are Gen-X. :p


browntimmy: I guess fashion isn't as overtly retarded as it was in the '80s but that joke has already been done to death.

I think the '80s was the last decade where there was a definitive fashion. I don't think you could look at a picture of a dude and say, "that a picture from the 2000's".

I believe that the 1990s also experienced hairstyle and clothing fashions sufficiently distinct from the 1980s to be recognizable. Whether the 2000-2009 period will be readily identifiable from fashion trends cannot yet be determined as current fashion trends are typically derived from recently passed fashion trends. Trends of the early 1980s would have been, at the time, indistinguishable from trends of the late 1970s, and trends of the early 1990s were at the time difficult to differentiate from trends of the late 1980s. Only after substantial time has elapsed, and after markedly new trends have been adopted, are the differences readily noticeable.

Additionally, the suggestion of a Back to the Future remake was a stupid thing to say, and the article author is stupid for saying it.


I was in high school in '85. Still a kid guess. Nonetheless. Fark you hollywood.
 
2013-01-28 11:53:13 AM

Millennium: [upload.wikimedia.org image 328x475]

Did 80s nostalgia better, without time travel

Fifteen years ago.

/Shoot me


Damn you Drew, for being so awesome that you made me watch an Adam Sandler movie.

/actually wasn't a bad Adam Sandler movie
 
2013-01-28 11:53:47 AM
Wait for 2015. Bonus if the Cubs actually win.

/anyone current that could play a teenaged Marty?
 
2013-01-28 11:58:25 AM

OtherLittleGuy: Wait for 2015. Bonus if the Cubs actually win.

/anyone current that could play a teenaged Marty?


I think it's the law that Shia LeBouf gets to fark up 80's franchises
 
2013-01-28 11:58:33 AM
In today pedo-scared society I don't think you could get away with a movie where some guy in his 60's has a very close unexplained relationship with an under-aged HS boy.
 
2013-01-28 11:59:46 AM
It would work best if they could advance the story with the same cast. But the odds of that seem shaky, at best.
 
2013-01-28 12:01:37 PM

dennysgod: In today pedo-scared society I don't think you could get away with a movie where some guy in his 60's has a very close unexplained relationship with an under-aged HS boy.


Have I mentioned my fan fic yet?
 
2013-01-28 12:02:49 PM

Mugato: Besides all the other reasons this concept sucks, BTTF wasn't exactly accurate about what 2015 will be like, nor did it intend to. Unless they wrote in some clever plot device as to why there aren't flying cars or Pepsi Perfect. But that just seems like too much trouble.


Marty (in BTTF III) avoids the car crash that leads to him injuring his hand. Maybe that butterfly effect removed our chances of hoverboards and such.
 
2013-01-28 12:04:54 PM

dennysgod: In today pedo-scared society I don't think you could get away with a movie where some guy in his 60's has a very close unexplained relationship with an under-aged HS boy.


Isn't that farked up? That never could have possibly occurred to me until someone suggested it to me like a year or so ago. Farked up.
 
2013-01-28 12:11:52 PM

Hebalo: Mugato: Besides all the other reasons this concept sucks, BTTF wasn't exactly accurate about what 2015 will be like, nor did it intend to. Unless they wrote in some clever plot device as to why there aren't flying cars or Pepsi Perfect. But that just seems like too much trouble.

Marty (in BTTF III) avoids the car crash that leads to him injuring his hand. Maybe that butterfly effect removed our chances of hoverboards and such.


So then this is the plot of the new movie, you're suggesting? We go back to 1985 and make him have his goddamn hand broken so I can get my GODDAMN JETPACK HOVERBOARD?!
 
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