So I know we’re all familiar with this movie and its glorious plot. But I’ve always had so much fun discussing this particular flaw with people – and when I say ‘discussing’ I really mean me talking to someone as they stare into space, eyes slightly glazed – that I just had to write a post on it.
So Marty McFly goes back to 1955. No worries there – time travel in a Delorean is perfectly acceptable, but what about when he comes back to 1985, having now met his younger parents in the 1950s?
Do neither of them recognise their own son as the guy who hung out with them in high school?!
I mean Marty (Calvin Klein) got his parents George and Lorraine together as a couple – he played a huge part in their lives. Don’t all of us remember those special people from high school who made a difference? Not to mention his mum’s eerie crush and the sensational rendition of Johnny B Goode at the school dance.
Who could forget this? Seriously.
And so when George and Lorraine’s own son Marty got to be a teenager, I’m pretty sure one of them at least should have noticed that their son also happened to be the guy they hung out with in high school.