Back to the Future in Real 2015

If you don’t know that Back to the Future Day is coming up next week, then you are either deaf and blind or you don’t read /Film more than twice a month. The celebration of the most iconic time travel film franchise is nearly upon us, and there are plenty of big events happening and cool little promotions like Pepsi Perfect on October 21st, 2015.

This is all because that date is when Doc (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty (Michael J. Fox) travel to 2015 in Back to the Future Part II. However, as we know, the 2015 of the movie isn’t the same as the year we’re living in now (there’s even a short that will explain why that’s the case). But what if Doc and Marty ended up going Back to the Future in real 2015 instead?

Here’s Back to the Future in ACTUAL 2015 from College Humor:

“What a dark geopolitical era this is.” Couldn’t have said it any better myself, animated Marty McFly. Indeed, it’s a bit depressing that some of the prophecies of the future of Back to the Future Part II haven’t come true. But at the same time, we’ve made quite a lot of technological advancements since these predictions were made in 1989. Writer Bob Gale ever recently said that he never could have predicted smartphones.

Some of you time-travel nitpickers probably will take issue with the fact that Marty seems to know an awful lot about the fake 2015 from the movie instead of this real 2015, even though this is the first time he’s traveled to the future. But there are far worse things in the world, as this amusing but tragic cartoon points out.

Mostly this is just a topical way of pointing out all the tragic problems we have in the world, whether it’s global warming, failed diplomacy, terrorism, or Crocs (“It looks like a clog f*cked Swiss cheese”). The video also nails the fashions of 2015 perfectly with those stupid baggy crotch pants Marty wears (no, I don’t care what they’re actually called), not to mention the Macklemore haircut combined with gauges that Griff is sporting.

By the way, while I thoroughly enjoy this little bit of satire, I can’t help but feel like it would have been even more fun if they brought Jennifer with them as they did in the movie. It would have been great to have her chime in with some gender-specific jabs at the future as well. Isn’t the future just so grand?

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