In honor of Back to the Future Day, someone has re-cut trailers for the trilogy with an honest voiceover about the repeating story narratives, how 1955 sucked for anyone who wasn't white, and how Doc is an old hermit whose only friend is a young boy. Once you hear all these things out loud, it does sound a little alarming. Though saying any movie plot out loud makes it sound weird. Cast Away is about a guy on an island whose best friend is a volleyball.
Let's explore some of the points this trailer makes:
Prepare for a trilogy of era-defining films that made everyone who wasn't black want to go back in time.
Wow, is this ever true. They kind of glossed over that in the film, didn't they? Although this trailer forgot to show that the fictional band, Marvin Berry and The Starlighters, chased down those white guys and probably beat them senseless.
Featuring the one where they travel to the past, beat up the bully, fix the future, and set up the sequel.
Again, it seems odd when you see how similar the movies are, but most movies follow similar plot and script structures. That's why we like 'em! There's a call to adventure, you beat the bad guy, you save the day. Rinse and repeat.
When Marty's handed the keys to a time-traveling DeLorean, he'll journey from 1985 to 1955, to 1985, to 2015, to a dystopian 1985, to 1955, to 1885, then back to 1985, all in the span of about a couple of weeks.