It was once just a sci-fi comedy flick, but now it's an unexpected source of throwbacks to see whether 'Back to the Future II' October 21, 2015, predictions have come true. It has for some things, but unfortunately not for the Chicago Cubs going to the World Series.
The Telegraph UK reports that Fox's Marty McFly and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) going 26 years hence from 1989 famously predicted that the long-suffering baseball team has won the 2015 World Series. Back to the Future 2 tickled US baseball fans everywhere when the movie delivered the news via a holographic board detailing The Cubs have made it to the Major League Baseball playoffs on 2015.
For a short time yet, the scene threatened to do well on its word but not for long: the New York Mets would continue the Cubs' 107-year championship drought.
Hollywood Life reports that the NY Mets has now won the NLCS and is now set to head to the World Series for the first time in 15 years. This was an undaunted performance by the Mets after winning three games in a row. Their rally to the finish line has made them the champions of the National League Championship Series on Oct. 21, on the very same day that Marty McFly time-traveled to in the movie and found out that the Cubs won the NLCS.
Meanwhile, as people around the world joined in the fun of remembering Back to the Future on the day the future became the present, President Obama sent a tweet to Fox greeting him on the very day where we are now "living in the future that we only once dreamed of."
And indeed, a cursory check on the number of predictions that the movie has gotten right including the hoverboard, holograms, Nike's self-stying shoes, flat screen TV, tablets and automated menus and waiters.
Although Nike has not gotten the self-tying part right just yet, it made a run of the 2011 Mags, similar to the style featured in the movie. Flat screen TV, tablets, and automated menus are now reality in 2015 while Lexus Slide and the Hendo Hoverboard are currently working on their respective hoverboard prototypes to operate on magnets.
The downside is that although the iconic futuristic film was right on the money over some things, it was not for the Chicago Cubs.