February 14, 2014

Back to the Future Part II

from my 100 Popular Movies Marathon, part 17 of 100

Back to the Future Part II, 1989. A teenager travels into the future to when his kids are his age.

Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Written by Bob Gale; story by Zemeckis & Gale. Starring Michael J. Fox, with Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson & Elisabeth Shue.

Concept: B
Story: It's the Return of the Jedi of the Back to the Future trilogy - half a movie spent cleaning up the last movie's cliffhanger, and half a movie trying to be a movie (and not being very good at it). D
Characters: C
Dialog: C
Pacing: B
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: The proto-Forest Gump stuff was probably very impressive at the time. Whatever. C
Acting: C
Music: C
Enjoyment: It's okay, I guess. I think they forgot it was supposed to be a comedy. But it has a manic energy that keeps it from getting as boring as a movie with this plot should be. C

GPA: 2.2/4

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