We’ve all had a good laugh recently as the day for Back to the Future II came and went and things weren’t quite like what was predicted. However, I started thinking about it. How boring would those future scenes have been if the movie had been totally accurate?
I mean, funny outfits, common hover boards and self-lacing shoes, hyper speed microwaving pizza, that was all an interesting hypothetical future that provided an engaging backdrop for what was going on in those scenes of the movie. What would it have been like if people were just walking around in slightly different clothes, driving slightly different cars, and messing with smart phones?
That would have been pretty boring.
Granted, there are myriad cool things in 2015 that weren’t around in 1989. I’m not denying that. I’m just thinking that the stuff we’ve got now might not have made for very cool film back in 1989. The differences, though major, might not have shown that well on film.
Maybe it’s better that they overshot a little bit.