Recently, the cast of the classic 1985 film Back to the Future reunited to celebrate its 25th anniversary.  The film was so successful that it would spawn two sequels, Back to the Future Part II in 1989 and Back to the Future Part III in 1990. 

In Back to the Future, Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) travels back in time to the year 1955 thanks to a DeLorean time machine built by Dr. Emmett Brown (played by Christopher Lloyd).  While trapped during that time period, he inadvertently causes his future mother Lorraine Baines (played by Lea Thompson) to fall in love with him.  As a result, he must not only force her to fall in love with his future father George McFly (played by Crispin Glover/Jeffrey Weissman) or be deleted from time history forever but he must also find a way back to 1985. 

In Back to the Future II, Doc brings Marty and Jennifer Parker (played by Claudia Wells/Elisabeth Shue) to the year 2015 in order to save Marty’s son from being arrested.  While in the future, Marty decides to buy a sports almanac which tells the results of 50 years of sports (1950-2000).  However, once Doc finds out about it, he throws it away.  Marty’s old nemesis, Biff, finds it and uses it to become rich and powerful.  Together, Marty and Doc must travel back to 1955 in order to retrieve the almanac and to prevent Biff from taking over the city. 

In Back to the Future III, Marty has to travel back in time to the year 1885, to the Wild West, to bring back Doc, who is trapped there.  Unfortunately for Marty, Doc meets and falls in love with a schoolteacher named Clara Clayton (played by Mary Steenburgen) and considers staying in 1885.  Marty gets the DeLorean going and manages to get it across the train track but it forced to bail out seconds later as it gets completely demolished by a train.  Doc appears and introduces Marty to his new wife, Clara, and their kids, Jules and Verne. 

Overall, I would say that this is a pretty good trilogy.  Having said that, I liked the first film the most of the three.  I thought the second was okay, but was saved mostly because of its special effects.  As for the third, I didn’t really care for it.  Then again, many trilogies start hot and then taper off, look at The Matrix trilogy and The Karate Kid trilogy as both did wonderful work during the first two films but gave us a lousy third film.  Anyways, I would recommend this trilogy only because the first film was a classic.