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 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 1:47 AM   
 By:   Moonlit   (Member)

Weird how I never seen this in its entirety. Anyway, I was giggling at the OTT characters especially the villains. The sets were excellent too. Overall strong cast, but Biff probably stole the show. The villains are so hammed up. Its not something I can recall much.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 3:09 AM   
 By:   Rick15   (Member)

I remember seeing this in the theatre when it first came out. I also remember walking out of the theatre so utterly disappointed. It would take 'The Phantom Menace' to rival that disappointment.

It took all the magic and optimism the first movie had and sucked the life right out of it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 4:35 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

The film's big logistical error is amusing.

Marty and Jennifer disappear in the time machine in 1985 to travel to the future. How could they meet/see their future selves in 2015 if they weren't on Earth to grow old since they vanished from the Earth in 1985?

Though the film has some clever ideas I agree it's a drag to watch. The unconvincing make-ups and OTT young Biff are embarrassing. Part 3 was much more pleasing.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

2 is my least favorite of the trilogy, but I still love it!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 5:48 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

With any time travel film it's hard to avoid any logic errors. At the start of this, Dr Emmett Brown approaches Marty in a panic: we have to go to the future to stop something happening NOW! Well as they're going to a fixed point in the future, they could go at any time, go in a years time. Of course there's many other anomalies, but that one struck me when I first saw it. out of the three, I prefer the second one, but I won't be watching any of them again.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   Moonlit   (Member)

With any time travel film it's hard to avoid any logic errors. At the start of this, Dr Emmett Brown approaches Marty in a panic: we have to go to the future to stop something happening NOW! Well as they're going to a fixed point in the future, they could go at any time, go in a years time. Of course there's many other anomalies, but that one struck me when I first saw it. out of the three, I prefer the second one, but I won't be watching any of the again.

I came in to it knowing I was confused by the different time lines but still feeling the basic premise was Biff and the sports almanac. I liked the characters because they were so outlandish to the point of cartoon, I guess in a good way. It was also good to see Michael J. Fox play an adolescent version of Marty as well as a middle aged parent. I thought it was well paced for the most part and just plain zany.

 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

It took all the magic and optimism the first movie had and sucked the life right out of it.

Agreed. I don't think I ever watched the entire film. It wasn't fun at all.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

It took all the magic and optimism the first movie had and sucked the life right out of it.

Ditto for me. I loved the first one and enjoyed the third one, but I was very disappointed in this second one. It also lacked humor.

 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Odd and even, backwards and forwards, future and past. Up, then down? The car was a bit like the Millennium Falcon, which would disappear and reappear at certian frames. Both last seen/heard in Ready Player One - at least, by me. Who owns the pretend vehicular copyright because I would imagine that by this stage that version is more valuable than the real thing?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2020 - 8:36 PM   
 By:   Zeds and Sensibility   (Member)

With any time travel film it's hard to avoid any logic errors. At the start of this, Dr Emmett Brown approaches Marty in a panic: we have to go to the future to stop something happening NOW! Well as they're going to a fixed point in the future, they could go at any time, go in a years time. Of course there's many other anomalies, but that one struck me when I first saw it. out of the three, I prefer the second one, but I won't be watching any of them again.

While that's generally true of time-travel stories, the "Back to the Future" franchise established in the first film that alterations to the timeline typically don't take effect immediately, using Marty's photos as gauges of whether his and Doc Brown's efforts to restore things to the way they were in 1985 are succeeding or not. It's every film's prerogative to establish an independent, internal logic -- but once that logic is in place, they can't deviate from it without its appearing, rightly, to be nothing but a convenient way for the writers to get around a story problem.

 
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