Recently, you might have noticed the “5 perfect movies” challenge going around on social media. The idea being that one would list not their five favorite films necessarily, but five movies that are objectively flawless. And a lot of people—myself included—chose to list
Maybe they do remember him tho, not as Marty, as Calvin. When Marty returns to present day 1985, it could have been years since his parents would have perhaps originally noted the uncanny resemblance between their son and that kid from high school 20 years previous. #perfectmovie https://t.co/5S2q2rEtUU— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) April 22, 2020
Honestly, that was always my personal explanation, and I never thought twice about it. And it turns out, Pratt was 100 percent correct.
Gale continued to explain, saying, “I would ask anyone to think back on their own high school days and ask themselves how well they remember a kid who might have been at their school for even a semester. Or someone you went out with just one time. If you had no photo reference, after 25 years, you’d probably have just a hazy recollection.”
I would go as far as to say Gale is explaining something that really needs no explanation. I have friends I hung out with every day at lunch period in high school, but decades later have a hard time picturing them clearly in my head. And I am sure everyone reading this could say the same. That’s just how memory works in real life. So let’s just hope this settles this argument once and for all. That way we can all just go back to agreeing that