Back To The Future Part II

"Excellent"

Back To The Future Part II Review


Back to the Future takes a darker turn with this first of two sequels (which were shot together, perhaps for the first time in film history that more than one film was made simultaneously for a staggered release), in which the relatively quaint and simple time travel arc from BTTF gets far more confusing and, in some ways, more fulfilling. The setup from the first film -- Marty's son is in trouble in 2015 -- turns out to be a MacGuffin and of little consequence. The real point is to get Marty into the future and to get a now aged Biff into the Delorean and back to 1955, where he gives his younger self a sports almanac that lets him instantly become a millionaire through sports betting. This sends Marty back again to 1955, where he has to get the almanac away from Biff while avoiding his other self, who's busy dealing with mom and dad. Time travel starts to get a little mindbending here, and along with its convolutions and ominous tone (Hill Valley is now a dangerous slum), it's not nearly as popular as parts 1 and 3. Still, it's a good film and rewards an attentive viewer with tons of inside jokes and kooky predictions about the future (look at how many fax machines everyone was supposed to have!).


Back To The Future Part II

Facts and Figures

Run time: 108 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 22nd November 1989

Box Office Worldwide: $332M

Budget: $40M

Distributed by: MCA Universal Home Video

Production compaines: U-Drive Productions, Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Fresh: 27 Rotten: 15

IMDB: 7.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: , Bob Gale

Starring: Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly Sr. / Marty McFly Jr. / Marlene McFly, as Dr. Emmett Brown, as Lorraine, as Jennifer Parker / Jennifer McFly, as Mr. Strickland, Jeffrey Weissman as George McFly, as 3-D, as Match, Darlene Vogel as Spike, as Video Game Boy, as Whitey, as Data, as Terry, J.J. Cohen as Skinhead, Michael Peter Balzary as Needles, as Western Union Man, Neil Ross as Biff Tannen Museum Narrator (voice), Al White as Dad

Also starring: ,

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