The Retro-Futurism of “Back to the Future II”

So as of today the future of Back to the Future II is history. There are numerous posts and memes circulating the internet celebrating what predictions the film managed to get correct, but it is the outlandish elements that are the most exciting aspects of the film and the things that now make the film retro-futuristic.

October 21st, 2015: The Importance of DeLoreans And Time Travel

Marty: “Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Doc, uh. . . . Are you telling me that you built a time machine . . . out of a DeLorean?”
Doc Brown: “Yes, the way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?”

In the Back to the Future trilogy, the DeLorean time machine was Doctor Emmett Brown’s most successful invention. Comprised of a DeLorean DMC-12 sports car and a flux capacitor invented by Brown, the vehicle allowed Doc Brown, Marty McFly, and others to travel into the past and into the future. Today marks one of the most significant days in the trilogy—October 21, 2015—the day that Marty and Doc Brown arrive in the future. In order to celebrate this occasion, we will take a look at the machine that made it all possible. No—not the flux capacitor, but the iconic DeLorean automobile.

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