There was once a time I believed Back to the Future Part II was better than the original. I’ve since corrected that opinion, but you can’t blame me. As a child, the way screenwriters Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis folded the movie back onto itself seemed so exciting and surprising, it almost made me forget how absolutely perfect the first movie is.
Then, of course, there’s also 2015.
Zemeckis’ vision of the future remains a near representation of your wildest imagination; it’s Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory for geeks. Flying cars, bright colors, all the latest technology. And at the top of the list of cool things was the Hoverboard. Since the first time it appeared on screen, Mattel’s fictional floating skateboard has been the stuff of legend. Rumors used to fly around that company had actually made it, fans have created their own and, last year, Mattel actually released a Hoverboard…strictly for collectors of course.
All that love and wonder is the bedrock of a beautiful little short film that’s now online called Hoverboard. Director Sydney Freeland has crafted a short, simple film that shows how the Hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II can still inspire anyone. Check it out below. Read More »
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Poster fans had two hours blocked off this Black Friday morning as Mondo promised several surprise drops via their Twitter account. As usual, they didn’t disappoint. Olly Moss joined the Universal Monsters club with his rendition of The Bride of Frankenstein, Daniel Danger celebrated the opening of Hitchcock with a stunning depiction of Psycho, Todd Slater captured the essence of RoboCop and Gianmarco Magnani (Silence TV) continued the Mondo Back to the Future series with the futuristic sequel, Back to the Future Part II. Check out all the posters below. Read More »
Anyone who has spent hours with their Back to the Future Blu-rays has likely seen this phenomenal 60 second clip. However, if you’re like me your set is currently collecting dust on the shelf, you have no idea what your missing. On Back to the Future Part II, there’s a clip of pre-production test footage for the most iconic scene in the hit sequel: the hoverboard chase.
What’s most amazing about this clip isn’t that, after two plus decades, the effects look seamless. It’s that the effects still look just as good as anything you saw in theaters this summer. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
I know what you’re thinking and you’re right. There have been a lot of Hoverboard posts here on the site in the last few weeks. My response to that, is, can there ever be enough? The Back to the Future Part II (and Part III, spoiler alert) prop is arguably the most discussed and desired in modern movie history and the company who “made” the one in the movie is finally, actually, making it. It’s been more than twenty years but Hoverboards are so hot right now.
Mattel is currently taking pre-orders on an authentic prop replica (with sounds but no hovering) and they let the web series Beyond the Marquee behind the scenes to learn about the creation of the awesome piece. Check out the video after the jump. Read More »
Mattel’s official Back to the Future Part II Hoverboard is currently available for sale and is exactly like it was in the movie. Minus the whole hovering thing. And while we’ve seen scientific experiments that this technology might be possible in the future, one guy has modded his Hoverboard to be the real thing. Read More »
Ask any poster fan what two films they’d like Mondo to make posters for and the answers are very likely to be Ghostbusters and Back to the Future. The former might take a while (as you can read here) but the latter is now a reality. Mondo has just revealed their first ever Back to the Future poster. But it isn’t just one image; it’s three. Phantom City Creative has designed three different posters that, when framed together, form an image of the Delorian. There’s also a variant that assembles the three images into one poster. Check them out after the jump. Read More »
The year 2015 is coming up fast, and it seems like many of the future inovations seen in the future Hill Valley of Back to the Future: Part II have not come to pass — but I’m still hopeful that we’ll all be in flying hovercars in just three years time (um, yeah). Last year, Nike finally produced a limited edition “preview” run of the self-lacing Nike MAG sneakers. I saw last week on Gizmodo that we’re getting close to inventing the real-life Mr. Fusion. And this weekend at the New York Toy Fair, Mattel has finally announced the much anticipated release of the Hoverboard, a futuristic hovering skateboard that Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) used in the Back to the Future sequels.
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Back to the Future will never die. Every few months something noteworthy pops up tied to Robert Zemeckis‘ time travel trilogy such was the theatrical re-release, Blu-rays and limited edition Nikes. Mere hours ago, rumors of a possible Broadway show even began to circle. Now photos of a custom made, unbelievably detailed version of Hill Valley 2015 have surfaced online. They were created by Alex Jones, who can only be refered to as a Lego savant. He’s captured the entire square, down to every single store, person and more. Check out a huge, twenty photo gallery after the jump. Read More »