Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part II

Marty McFly and Doc Brown return in Robert Zemeckis’ time travelling sequel, where the pair must resolve the present-day damages caused by their future antics in the year 2015.

Doc (Christopher Lloyd) shows up urgently at Marty’s (Michael J. Fox) doorstep, he warns him about a serious matter involving his future son. Travelling to the year 2015, they resolve the matter, but return to an altered present. Now Biff (Thomas F. Wilson) rules Hill Valley, a crumbling distopia. When Marty discovers the incident that lead to this ugly future, he is forced to travel back to the year 1955 again in order to correct the timeline.

Part 2 saw the feature debut of Elijah Wood, who played the boy in 2015 that dissed the game Wild Gunman (for making you use your hands).

1989Rating: PG108 minsUSA
AdventureScience FictionBlockbuster
Director:
Robert Zemeckis ('Back to the Future', 'Forrest Gump', 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit', 'Cast Away', 'Beowulf', 'The Polar Express')
Writer:
Robert ZemeckisBob Gale
Cast:
Michael J. FoxChristopher LloydLea ThompsonThomas F. WilsonElisabeth ShueJames TolkanJeffrey WeissmanCasey SiemaszkoBilly Zane

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Back to the Future Part II / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Zemeckis' fascination with having characters interact at different ages of their lives hurts the film visually, and strains credibility past the breaking point, by forcing him to rely on some very cheesy makeup designs.

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Total Film

Total Film

It’s still huge fun though, its alternative timelines painting a surprisingly dark slice of dire consequence.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It manages to be giddily and merrily mind-boggling rather than confusing.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The movie is fun, mostly because it's so screwy.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Not as good as 1 or 3 but solidly entertaining.

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BBC

BBC

It's a tremendous and audacious idea. So many sequels to movies are really remakes, just broadly changing character names or settings, but "Back to the Future Part II" is the only sequel that takes place during its own first film.

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