Back to the Future Part II Review
“Getting Back Was Only The Begining. ”
April 23rd, 2008
Back to the Future starring Michael J. Fox as Marty Mcfly and Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown is simple a great sequel. The movie starts off right were the first one left off only this time instead of going back in time the two must go to the future.
In the first Back to the Future film Marty had to make sure his parents got together to ensure that he existed in the future in this film Marty has to go to the future to make sure his son doesn’t go to jail. Within the first roughly half an hour mission accomplished however, the menacing Biff Tannen makes things a little difficult. Marty notices a novelty store that has an almanac containing the results of every sporting event from the past 50 years. Biff gets his hands on the book and goes back in time thus creating an alternate 1985 where he is a rich man as a result of the almanac. A much darker 1985 so Marty and Doc have to go back to 1955 to get the almanac back to set things straight. Everything is back to normal when a lightening storm comes along and Marty is stuck in 1955 thus setting the stage for the third installment in the three part series.
I love this movie one because it’s a slice of the 80s personified and the fact that it plays a big part in my childhood. I hadn’t watched this movie in years so it felt like watching it again for the first time. I love how Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis envision the future. I guess in seven years we’ll be driving cars, going to see Saws 19, while our food pops up from a counter in a nostalgic cafe, but everything will still be in deglo. I also got a kick out of the Cubs winning the World Series against Miami (which was interesting since Florida baseball is not very popular) My favorite part of this movie is the story I love how it’s much darker and how the neighborhood that was once viewed to be a safe cosy place for families is now a rough neighborhood. I also love how Marty and Doc run into one another while trying to get the book back these scenes are well done.
Overall I enjoyed this movie and I would recommend seeing it or simple going back and watching it again. The movie is definitely worth watching over and over again.