Back to the Future Part II Reviews
"Synchronize your watches. The futures coming back..."
Part II is almost as good as the first one, but that is a lot to live up to. It manages to have the same classic 80's feel and pull of the extremely fun premise once again. What I love most about the second part to the trilogy is the fact that the last third of the movie is played over the events of the first movie. So Marty has to run around with the new plot developments as a different Marty runs around doing the things he needed to do in the first movie.
In this one, Marty and Doc travel all around from 1985 to 2015, back to 1985 and then back to 1955. At first we are given the problem of Marty and Jennifer's kids getting into trouble in 2015. Then when they arrive back in 1985, the city is in ruins and Biff is extremely rich. Now Marty must travel back to 1955 in order to stop Biff from ever obtaining his wealth and causing a chain of events to happen.
This is just another extremely fun movie and like the first one, it just doesn't get old. Sure the series goes downhill in Part III when they decide to take the story into the Old West, but the first two could not be more perfect. They complement each other perfectly. Part I and II is probably the best double feature out there. It's pure entertainment. I have never heard anyone say that the first two movies are bad. I'm sure they exist, so I'm glad I haven't met a person who didn't like these movies yet.
Another classic and up there with the first one as two of my favorite movies ever.
Part 2 follows Doc Brown and Marty McFly as they travel to the year 2015, thirty years after the events in the first film. They must prevent Marty's future son from going to jail. While that happens, the future Biff Tannen gets ahold of the DeLorean and goes back to 1955, changes the events in the first film, and creates an alternate, dystopian, 1985. What do Doc and Marty got to do? Go back to 1955 and fix up the screw-ups Biff made.
This is my type of movie. As much as I liked the first entry, I thought this was a bit better. RT's Tomatometer disagrees with me on that. This is the intense, nail-biting sequel. A very worthy sequel as well. The rough part of crossing the bridge represent the intense events in the film. Bet ya didn't know that Zemeckis and Gale did not want to make a sequel but were forced by Universal Studios to do so. They did it very well. Everything was great about this sequel except the abscense of Crispin Glover. Not even the archive footage can make up for his loss.
Definetley a better sequel. Great film with an excellent structure.
"Better that I devote myself to study the other great mystery of the universe: women!"
Lea Thompson, again, steals the show, as Marty's Mum, who is now a grandmother and an alcoholic.
The scenes of 2015 were good, obviously not correct, but not too far off in some cases. Scary to think the "future" is now so close - back when I first watched this in the 80's, it seemed impossibly far off!
As with the first one, good fun movie with a few laughs and likeable cast. Can't really rate it any higher than 3 1/2, but still an 80's classic!