Like everything else on the Internet, I am appalled that fictional film Back to the Future Part 2 wasn’t a perfectly prescient glimpse into the future. While everyone keeps lamenting our lack of hoverboards, there are many other predictions that BTTF2 got completely wrong. For shame, Robert Zemeckis!
1. Jaws 19
As far as I know, this movie hasn’t been made yet. In fact, the only franchise that comes close to that many sequels is Scary Movie with 14. (All are great and scarier than Jaws, so keep them coming!)
2. Expensive Pepsi
In the world of BTTF2, Pepsi costs $50. That is ridiculous – only a bag of gluten-free pasta from Whole Foods costs that much.
3. Fax Machines
Old Marty gets fired via “fax machine.” What the heck is a fax machine?
According to the international name registry, there is no one named “Biff” today. He goes by the name “Donald Trump.”
5. Flying Cars
The idea that manmade vehicles can make a mockery of the laws of gravity is ludicrous. If I had a drone, I’d blast this prediction to smithereens, or at least the hospital next to it.
6. Café 80s
This wasn’t even a real café, but a retro diner. The day we call diners “cafes” is the day I leave ‘Murica.
Holograms are not real. The hologram of Tupac Shakur that everyone keeps talking about was actually the ghost of Tupac Shakur.
8. Self-tying Shoes
While I would love this since I’m only allowed to use Velcro, it does not yet exist. Curses!
9. Pizza Hydrators
This is the one innovation that I wish we had. Scientists, please get on this.
10. Time Travel
Obviously time travel didn’t even work well in the movie if it brought Marty and Doc and what’s her face to a 2015 that doesn’t look like today. I’m glad that such wonky technology doesn’t exist yet.
And don’t get me started on the historical inaccuracies in BTTF3! ZZ Top are from Texas, not Hill Valley!