5 Of Our Favorite Teen-Centric Time Travel Movies
The found footage flick Project Almanac, formerly titled Welcome to Yesterday and delayed a number of times, finally hits theaters this weekend, closing out the first month of 2015 with a bit of time travel. (Oddly enough, the month also started with a time travel joint, the Spierig Brothers’ under seen Predestination.) This teen-centric movie about a group of nerdy high school friends who discover that one of their dads made a time machine, got us thinking about our favorite young-folk themed time travel movies. With that in mind, here is a list of our favorite offerings in this realm, there are slackers, robots, and everyone’s favorite DeLorean.
Back to the Future
When you set out to make a list of time travel movies, teen-centric or otherwise, you have to start with Back to the Future, shocking as that is. There’s a reason that 30 years later we still love this movie, and it’s not just Part 2 promised us we’d have hoverboards by later this year. This is what every kid wants out of life: you get to go on an awesome adventure, drive the coolest car you can imagine, have a huge influence on history, and invent rock and roll in the process. All while wearing one sweet ass vest that your mom thinks is a life jacket. Not only is this the absolute blast it sounds like, you get emotionally invested in the characters, and it is such a tight, almost perfectly written script, one that Robert Zemeckis and Michael J. Fox execute to precise perfection. There’s nothing not to like here.