(NEWSER) – "I always hated—and I still don't like—movies about the future. I just think they're impossible, and somebody's always keeping score." Strange words from Robert Zemeckis, who directed all three films in the Back to the Future franchise, but as CNN notes, he has a point.
Oct. 21, 2015, is "Back to the Future Day"—the day in Back to the Future II to which Doc Brown, Marty McFly, and Jennifer Parker time-travel to save Marty and Jenn's kids—and everyone is already hyperanalyzing the film's predictions as to how the world would present itself when 2015 arrived. What it got right, per CNN: giant-screen TVs, Jetsons-style videoconferencing, hands-free video games, and media drones. Big misses: hoverboards, flying cars, devices that put you right to sleep, and self-adjusting clothes, Gizmodo notes. (The Chicago Cubs win the World Series in the movie, so we'll stick a "TBD" on that.)