Back to the Future Part III Reviews
It's not a bad film, it's one of the better "Part III" in the grand scheme of things. It's an extraordinary showcase for Christopher Lloyd - and the Western plot works better than "Part II"'s future plot. It could have used a bit more originality. Instead it just takes the earlier films construct and adds Western clichÃ (C)s to it.
This final installment of the "Back to the Future" trilogy is a good wrap up it just not one that warrants a second watch.
Part 3 puts Doc Brown and Marty McFly back in action as they head to the Old West in the year 1885, one hundred years before the events in the first film. They are there to get rid of the beloved DeLorean. Have you seen how much trouble the time-traveling automobile has put them in? They must also battle Biff's outlaw ancestor, Buford Tannen, and rewrite history along the way. Marty also meets his ancestors.
"BTTFP3" has a completly different feel to it due to the change of the setting. The scripting and story used in this entry make it feel like a loose Old West remake of the first film. The running gags (i.e. "What are you? Chicken?" gag) are changed to go with the setting. Many think that this is the worst in the series but whoever says that can go jump off a cliff. Part 3 is a great film with lots of memorable material.
I actually choose the two sequels over the first film. This is one of the better films in the series yet I still can't say which is the best. I also find the comedy element of the films distracting. Why's that? The plot and structure of the events conveyed in the trilogy can be confusing to me. While I try to figure that out, I get lost in the humor. But the movie is undeniably funny. The ending is very perfect but a bit anticlimatic.
"Back to the Future 3" is just an amazing conclusion to a great series that has an awesome moral: the fate of the future is in our hands. My rating may be too high but thats my opinion, suckas!
"I do my killing before breakfast."
I should add that I really hate westerns in general, so that doesn't help my overall impression, but even in spite of that felt that this one is a fail. I really hated the Irish McFly family for a start, so stereotypical and cringeable. And I found the schoolteacher uncharismatic (I can't even remember her name, that's how good it was!).
On the plus, most of the original cast returned, although Elisabeth Shue and Lea Thompson are sadly wasted here.
If you like westerns, perhaps you might be more kindly inclined to this, but I personally was not impressed, and the only reason I have rated it this so highly is riding on the good work done on the previous two and the likability of (most) of the cast.