If there’s one movie you should rewatch this year, it’s “Back to the Future 2.”
Director Robert Zemeckis’ 1989 film sends Marty McFly and Doc Brown to the year 2015.
Did the film get it right? Not exactly.
While it predicted Skype calls and virtual-reality headsets, the film got plenty wrong — including hoverboards though we’re getting close).
However, Zemeckis mentions in a featurette for the film he didn’t plan to get the future right, explaining he was not a fan of seeing it depicted in movies.
“Back to the Future 2” debuted in theatres 26 years ago on July 3. See what the film got wrong.
We've come close, but we're still waiting around for an actual working model of a hoverboard. It didn't help that Zemeckis tricked fans into thinking the toy was real in a behind-the-scenes featurette for the film.
We're still waiting for Nike to release some self-lacing sneakers, but we'll supposedly get them in stores this year.
USA Today did get a redesign in 2012, but it wasn't like this. Look real close and the film also predicted 'Queen Diana' would be visiting the US.
Unless you live in New Jersey or Oregon, you have to pump your own gas. These self-serve robotic gas stations would change that.
While we may not have hologram movies, Hollywood is definitely obsessed with 3D. 'Jaws 19' was a fun nod to executive producer Steven Spielberg.
People may not be able to dine and exercise at the same time, as in this fake diner, but 'Back to the Future 2' did predict people's efforts to be more conscious about fitness.
Unlike the McFlys, we can't open the front door to our house with a thumbprint. We still need doorknobs.
Wouldn't it be nice if we all had Black & Decker Hydrators that could cook food almost instantaneously?
Sure there's Google Glass, but JVC's virtual headset let's you make phone calls and watch two TV programs at the same time.
On that note, we may not be able to watch six television channels at once, but the film did capture our incessant need for electronic consumption.
Though we can scan our thumbprints to pay for items on the iPhone, we can't use it to pay for everything.
And nope. The Cubs still haven't won the World Series in over 100 years. Can they finally do it in 2015?
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