Huge ‘Back To The Future’ Flaw Destroys Trilogy… And Childhood [VIDEOS]
It's no secret that I am a huge fan of the "Back To The Future" trilogy. Hell, I almost burned down my garage as a kid trying to recreate the time machine's fire trails (click here to read about that). Being that this is the year that Marty & Doc travel to in the second installment, the internet has blown up with articles about what the movie got right and wrong about 2015.
We decided to watch the entire trilogy over the weekend, and while I was looking for things that may have been overlooked in the comparison articles, I discovered something that blew my mind. Flying cars isn't the only thing "Back To The Future - Part 2" got wrong. Someone on the writing staff seriously fluxed up Doctor Emmett L. Brown's time travel logic.
If you'll recall, the DeLorean needs not only 1.21 jigawatts of electricity to travel through time, but it also needs to be traveling at 88 miles per hour, right? If that's the case, "Back To The Future - Part 3" should never have happened.
At the end of second movie, everything gets resolved and Marty and Doc are about to head home to 1985. But while hovering in the sky, and with the time circuits engaged, the DeLorean is struck by lightning sending Doc back to 1885. But wait a minute? Doc was stationary! How did that happen? If that worked, there goes the plot of the first movie. There was no need for Marty to speed towards the clock tower accelerating to 88mph, he could have just sat in the street and waited for the lightning to hit.
So there you have it. In a matter of seconds my childhood crumbled. Does this mean that Doc's flux capacitor doesn't really work? Does Hill Valley even exist? If Marty McFly didn't invent Rock & Roll, who did?