In the debut release of the Three Disc Serie, I would say that it would be a pretty darned good film. It is in my opinion a definite improvement over their earlier stuff. In fact, the original trilogy was a bit of a bore for me, because I was used to seeing them on television or DVD. Not with this one though.
While I was watching it, I did feel a fresh new concept of movie-making was being applied here. There are some great uses of various types of visual effects in this movie, which made it a bit more exciting than its predecessors. And after I finished the whole thing, I decided that this series should definitely come back.
The major point of this film is the fact that it tackles the theme of aging and death, particularly through a lens of death. The other focus is a love triangle where Michael J Fox's character moves in with his best friend's daughter who is in love with him. Although, like I said, like the other movies in the series, this one is a lot less action-packed than its predecessors.
If you've never seen Airplane Mode, then you're in for a treat. It is a very subtle, but engrossing film, full of many well-written and thought out, philosophical, and well thought out themes. The plot really works very well, and while some people might say that I'm spoiling the ending, I think the film ends just about as eloquently as any of the other three did.
But what about the other two films, which I like to think I mentioned above? I've read a lot of reviews that have said that these films are not nearly as good as Airplane Mode. So let's go over the basic story and themes of those films, shall we?
The first film was called Night Date Teen, and it was set in the year 1969. Michael J Fox plays a teenager named Michael Dempsey, and his friend, also a teenager, is played by Tom Cruise. They both go to the same high school and have a lot of the same problems with their relationships, as well as school, sex, and most of all, their parents.
The movie was directed by Robert Zemeckis, and was the sequel to his previous movie, Back to the Future. It starred Harrison Ford and directed by Steven Spielberg.
The second film is called The Fly and starred Michael Douglas and Sean Young. It was the next installment in the series and is also directed by Robert Zemeckis. It was directed by Paul Dano, and stars Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman. I really enjoyed both these movies, and there are tons of websites devoted to them.