Back in 2011 Nike produced 1,500 limited edition replicas of the Nike MAG, the self-lacing sneakers Marty McFly wore in Back to the Future II. And while they were an awesome replica, they didn’t actually self-lace and it was impossible for most people without plenty of extra cash lying around to get their hands on a pair.
A few days after that announcement, shoe engineer Tinker Hatfield—creator of the Pump sneakers and designer of the MAG replicas—said they were still working on the self-lacing technology and would have it ready by 2015, the year they travel to in Back to the Future II. 2015 has come and gone with no self-lacing sneakers, but hope is not lost. Nike has released a teaser video for self-lacing sneakers called HyperAdapt 1.0, and you can check it out below.
Recently we saw an animated short that showed us what it might have looked like had Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to the real 2015 in the sequel to Back to the Future instead of the much different 2015 that was presented in the movie. The video was more of a depressing reminder of the times we live in than anything.
Now we have an even better version of this scenario. In a very special appearance for Back to the Future Day yesterday, both Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd returned as Marty and Doc for a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! (with an added bonus cameo by a certain audition judge). And once again, the “future” wasn’t quite what they were expecting.
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It’s time for another episode offfffff…teenagers make you feel super f’n old!
With it now officially being Back to the Future Day—the day that Doc and Marty travel to in Back to the Future Part II—the Fine Brothers Entertainment YouTube channel was sure to capitalize on the big day with one of their “React” videos, with teens reacting to the future the 1989 sequel envisioned and how different it is from the day we’re living in right this very moment.
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In just five short days, the date will be October 21, 2015. That is, as many of you already know, the very same date that Doc Brown brings Marty McFly to in Back to the Future II. And if you’re familiar with the movie, you know that its vision of the year we currently exist in, while awesome, is nowhere near what the real 2015 looks like.
A new animated video short aims to show what it would actually look like if Doc and Marty visited the real 2015 in Back to the Future II. You can check it out below. Fair warning: there is a small NSFW warning in effect for some naughty cartoon language.
There’s a scene in Back to the Future Part II most of you will recall in which Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) arrives in the year 2015 and is frightened by a promotion for JAWS 19. The time-traveling sequel was released in 1989, two years after the third sequel to Steven Spielberg’s original 1975 classic JAWS was released. Thankfully, as it turns out, Back to the Future Part II was not prophetic, and that fourth murderous shark movie was the last (so far anyway…we all dread the day the word “reboot” becomes latched onto the franchise, unlike the currently protectedBack to the Future franchise).
While the movie isn’t happening anytime soon, Universal Pictures decided to have a little fun in celebration of the release of the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy later this month by making a special trailer for JAWS 19. You can check out what a promotion for the movie might look like below.