Back to the Future Part II (1989)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi


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After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.

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9 June 2000 | Anonymous_Maxine
10
| Excess with good reason, good skill, and great results!
Marty McFly is back, and this time he has to travel back to 1955 after an unfortunate incident which took place in 2015 so that he can prevent the destruction of the peaceful society of Hill Valley (what a great fictional name!). The film provides two hours of absolutely wonderful and fun entertainment.

Every paradox and logical problem of time-travel is explained very well in the film itself, and those that are left out are easily overlooked due to the creativeness of the rest of the film. Who cares that if Marty leaves 1985 in a time machine to 2015, there would be no Marty left in 1985 to grow to up into the 47 year old Marty in 2015? This movie is so much fun that things like this are gladly forgotten about in order to accept the huge amount of satisfaction delivered by the film.

The Back To The Future trilogy is a perfect example of the need to be willing to abandon at least a tiny bit of logic in order to fully enjoy a movie. This suspension of disbelief is necessary for a person to be able to truly experience the effectiveness of all three Back To The Future films, and this experience truly is a great one.

It is so rare that a film or a series of films comes along that is so well written and perfectly acted and directed as the Back To The Future movies are. Although I realize that another sequel would probably be disastrous to the credibility of the series as a whole, I have to admit that I have always been disappointed that they stopped at the third film. All three are so much fun that they leave you wishing that the story left room for a few more sequels.

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Trivia

Flea was touring with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and according to him, flew really far away to film his scenes, and had slept for two hours the night before. Flea shot his scenes in one day, and then flew back to the tour that night. Flea said that much of the time was a blur, save for having lost a sweater his grandmother knitted for him on the way to shooting his scenes, and that other than seeing them premiere, he hasn't seen the trilogy since.


Quotes

Young Jennifer: How 'bout a ride, mister?
Marty McFly: Jennifer! Oh, man, are you a sight for sore eyes; let me look at you.
Young Jennifer: Marty, you're acting like you haven't seen me in a week.
Marty McFly: I haven't.


Goofs

Old Lorraine pics up the hydrated pizza dish with her bare hands. That pan is metal, so it should still have heated up.


Crazy Credits

The DVD version (Region 4) has "To Be Concluded" just before the start of the credits.


Alternate Versions

The following deleted scenes appear on the special edition DVD:

  • A brief scene in 2015 in which old Terry reminds old Biff of the car accident involving manure 60 years ago.
  • Extended scene in 2015 of older Marty coming home to his family.
  • Extended "pizza" scene in 2015 at the McFly's dinner table.
  • Jennifer's fainting scene (when she encounters her future self) is briefly extended.
  • Old Biff fading out of 2015 after arriving back from 1955.
  • In the alternate 1985, Marty discovers the burned down high school.
  • Marty meets Dave (played by Marc McClure) on a street in the alternate 1985.


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Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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