Back to the Future Day is celebrated annually on October 21; this day celebrates the iconic movie and Back to the Future series. Back to the Future Day is annually celebrated on October 21. This day celebrates the iconic original film of Back to the Future as well as the whole series of it, including the trilogy. For the first time, this day was celebrated in 2015, and since then, it has been celebrated annually by fans worldwide. The original Back to the Future movie was released in 1985, and it was a massive blockbuster as it grossed about $400 million worldwide against a budget of $20 million. Marty McFly, Doc Brown, and all the other memorable characters from the iconic “Back To The Future” trilogy are celebrated on this day; this is a treat for all Back to the Future fans.
Back to the Future Day History
The iconic and epic Back to the Future series gave millions of people in 1985 a glimpse of what the Future could be like. Of course, we didn’t get time travel or hoverboards, but we did get an interesting look at how the Future would look like, and it was a revolutionary movie for the 80s. More on that later. Back to the Future day is celebrated on October 21 because that is the date when Marty McFly originally travels to the past and sets in motion his undoubtedly existential adventure.
Gale and Zemeckis conceived the idea for Back to the Future for the first time in 1980. They were desperate for a successful film after numerous collaborative failures. Still, the project was rejected over 40 times by various studios because it was not considered raunchy enough to compete with the successful comedies of the era. Finally, a development deal was secured with Universal Pictures following Zemeckis’s success directing the film called Romancing the Stone in 1984.
Back to the Future was released on July 3, 1985, and it was a critical and commercial success, earning $381.1 million to become the highest-grossing film of 1985 worldwide. Critics praised the story, humorous elements, and the cast, particularly the role of Fox, Lloyd, Thompson, and Glover. It received multiple nominations and won an Academy Award, three Saturn Awards, and a Hugo Award. Its theme song, “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News, was also successful.
Back to the Future has since grown in esteem and is now considered by critics and audiences to be one of the greatest science-fiction films and among the best films ever made. In 2007, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry. The film was followed by two sequels, Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Back to the Future Part III (1990).
Back to the Future Day Significance
In the original film, set in 1985, the story follows Marty McFly (Fox), a teenager accidentally sent back to 1955 in a time-traveling DeLorean automobile built by his eccentric scientist friend Emmett “Doc” Brown (Lloyd). While in the past, Marty inadvertently prevents his future parents from ever falling in love, thus threatening his existence, and he is forced to reconcile the pair and somehow get back to the Future. Today this plot doesn’t look that impressive, but for the time, it was a revolutionary moment in the film industry.
The main theme of Back to the Future concerns taking control and personal responsibility over one’s destiny: A situation can be changed even if it seems impossible to overcome. Thompson said the film represents how one moment can have a significant and lasting impact on a person’s life. Gale believed Doc provided the perfect summary of the series’ running theme, when in Back to the Future Part III, he said: “Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one.”
Since its release, Back to the Future has remained an enduring popular culture touchstone. In 2007, the United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry for being culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. In addition, the film elevated Fox from a financially struggling actor to one of Hollywood’s most in-demand and globally recognized stars. Gale received fan mail for it even after decades of its release.
In the original film, there are various plot twists and turns, but what makes the film worthy of its honorary day is the vision of early prototypes of today’s technology, like large flat screens, virtual reality eyewear, video conferencing, computer tablets, and biometric scanners. Back to the Future deserves viewing from every science fiction fan and continually holds up as a fun, energetic tour through time with some memorable characters and truly great catchphrases.
Back to the Future Day Activities
“Back To The Future” is a classic franchise with a cult following. The much-loved movie trilogy is celebrated zealously today by fans around the world. The most common tradition is to watch movies, whether by yourself or with friends and have a nice moment watching them by feeling nostalgia behind it. If you haven’t watched it yet or are not a fan of it, you should give it a chance on this day.
Cosplaying is another great way to celebrate this day. What you are waiting for now as it is now is to dress up like your favorite character from a movie series and post your pictures and videos about it on your social media to let others know about this day as well. You can also organize a costume party with your friends on this occasion, especially since Halloween is coming!
Movie discussion forums buzz with topics on “Back To The Future,” with fans voting for their favorite movie from the trilogy and discussing fan theories relating to it are some of the traditions of this day, so try to engage yourself in some of these activities. You can also inform people about this day and encourage them to watch it if they haven’t watched it yet.
Most Searched FAQs on Back to the Future Day
1. When is Back to the Future Day celebrated?
Back to the Future Day is annually celebrated on October 21.
2. Will Back to the Future 4 happen?
Back to the Future is one of the few major properties not to be rebooted or receive a ton of sequels, and Back to the Future co-writer Bob Gale has stated that there won’t be a fourth film.
3. How much did Back to the Future gross?
Back to the Future grossed about $400 million worldwide.