‘Back to the Future’ Released 30 Years Ago Today To Widespread Critical Acclaim
By Space Coast Daily // July 3, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: Back to the Future was released on July 3, 1985, and became the most successful film of the year, grossing more than $383 million worldwide and receiving widespread critical acclaim.
Back to the Future was released on July 3, 1985, and became the most successful film of the year, grossing more than $383 million worldwide and receiving widespread critical acclaim.
It won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, the Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film, and the Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing, as well as receiving three additional Academy Award nominations, five BAFTAnominations, and four Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy).
Ronald Reagan even quoted the film in his 1986 State of the Union Address.
In 2007, the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, and in June 2008 the American Film Institute’s special AFI’s 10 Top 10 designated the film as the 10th-best film in the science fiction genre.
The film marked the beginning of a franchise, with sequels Back to the Future Part II and III released in 1989 and 1990, as well as an animated series, theme park ride, several video games and a forthcoming musical.