• Back to the Future II

    back-futureThere was a lot of press coverage about the 21st October 2015 and Back to the Future II and how accurate it was. The local cinema, Abbeygate, had a special showing on that night so I headed over there into the comfy seats with a glass of red in hand. Whilst most of the press was focused on what technology had come to fruition I was really just interested in watching an entertaining film which I had not seen in many years and certainly not seen in the cinema since its release in 1989.
    1989 wow was it that long ago since the release and seeing it the first time at the flea pit in Colchester? 2015 must have seemed an eternity away at that point. So I settled down for a good couple of hours and I was not disappointed. Even after all this time I found it good, easy and enjoyable to watch. I love the way the story is intertwined with the first film and I think it works very well. I didn’t find the third film quite as good but it was still entertaining. I came out of the cinema relaxed after having a good couple of hours watching the film in a very relaxing environment. For me if you leave the cinema feeling good about what you have seen then the film has achieved something what it should to entertain people.
    Do love going to Abbeygate they have some very good films on throughout the year from the past and always good to see them again.
    Think I will give this 8/10.
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    First easy question to answer is no we are not paid to officiate, we do it for the love of the sport! Although when you are stood at the top of a slope and it is raining do sometimes wonder why I am there, but it is great when the sun is shining :)

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