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Marty McFly Gets ‘Clock-Blocked’ in ‘Back to the Future’ Honest Trailer (Video) – TheWrap

Screen Junkies gets in on the fun in celebration of date from Universal franchise sequel

Great Scott!

The Screen Junkies team ripped into the “Back to the Future” franchise with a new Honest Trailer on Wednesday in honor of today, the date to which Marty and Doc Brown traveled in “Back to the Future Part 2.”

In the trailer, Marty McFly is portrayed as the average ’80s teenager, “Who just wants to play guitar, hang from cars and not get clock-blocked.”

Also Read: ‘Back to the Future’ Day Is Here: 5 Awesome Ways the World Is Honoring Marty McFly

It also points out the repetitive elements of all three films, in which Marty and Doc travel back in time, beat up a bully, fix the future and set up a sequel.

The Honest Trailer series has received more than 550 million views on YouTube, including popular installments aping “Breaking Bad,” “Frozen,” “Independence Day,” “The Hunger Games,” “The Dark Knight” and “The Avengers.”

Watch the video.

  • Movie 2015: Power laces make tying your own shoes a thing of the past.

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  • Real 2015: Nike is working to have a model with the same auto-lace-tying technology out by the end of the year.

  • Movie 2015: Holograms are prevalent in entertainment, and there are a staggering number of movie sequels (“Jaws 19”).

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  • Real 2015: Holograms can now bring performers back to life and Hollywood is practically living off of sequels.

  • Movie 2015: A video game where you have to use your hands is “like a baby’s toy.”

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  • Real 2015: Xbox Kinect provides hands-free video game entertainment, the first of its kind for a mass audience.

  • Movie 2015: Need to make a quick exit?  Just grab the nearest hover board and float away.

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  • Real 2015: The Hendo Hoverboard can float an inch off the ground with up to 300 pounds, but we still can’t quite escape psychotic bullies.

  • Movie 2015: People own portable tablets that can transfer needed funds or provide instant information.

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  • Real 2015: iPads and modern smart phones almost make the film’s prediction look antiquated.

  • Movie 2015: Not only would Miami have a baseball team, but the Cubs would beat them in the World Series.

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  • Real 2015: Miami now has a team and the Cubs are in the pennant race, but the two will never face each other as they are both in the National League.

  • Movie 2015: Wall-mounted, flat-screen TVs allow you to watch up to six channels at once.

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  • Real 2015: Once an expensive pipe dream, wall-mounted flat screens are now everywhere, and picture-in-picture viewing allow many cable viewers to watch multiple programs at the same time.

  • Movie 2015: Voice command cook food and controls household electronics.

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  • Real 2015: While not able to control the home yet, voice command can get you any information you want thanks to Siri technology.

  • Movie 2015: Kids disappear from their families behind virtual-reality eyewear.

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  • Real 2015: Oculus Rift and Google Glass have helped blur the boundaries between technology and reality more than ever before.

  • Movie 2015: Flying drones walk our pets for us if we were just too tired.

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  • Real 2015: While not able to take the place of a pet owner yet, drones are now everywhere and can used for a variety of purposes (okay, mostly for spying).

  • Movie 2015: No more signatures!  Just give your thumbprint to pay the cab fare or transfer funds to help save the clock tower.

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  • Real 2015: Biometrics are now an integral part of many nations’ top-secret security systems and are one of the most reliable detection methods.

  • Movie 2015: Talk to your friends (or conspiring work colleagues) via your own living room television.

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  • Real 2015: Facetime, Skype and multiple other videoconferencing technologies made this prediction spot on.


In the 1989 sci-fi sequel, Michael J. Fox‘s Marty McFly time-traveled forward to Oct. 21, 2015 — and saw prescient visions like self-tying sneakers and the Chicago Cubs in the MLB post-season

Movie 2015: Power laces make tying your own shoes a thing of the past.


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