Tuesday, 5 May 2015

I've Just Seen: Back to the Future Part II (1989)

Back to the Future Part II (1989)


Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: Bob Gale
Notable Actors: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

I watched the first film a few months ago and really enjoyed it. Wary as I am about sequels, I approached this with some concern. I shouldn't have been worried; this is solid sequel, and manages to capture much of the first's charm and fun. The 1980s image of 2015 is even funnier than I imagine it was when the film first opened; I do wish hover skateboards were a thing!

There was more time travelling than in Part I, and missed having an important B-plot: Marty and his younger mum and dad's romance, which drove much of the first instalment action, and provided great comedy. This is solid, better than most sequels, and a great deal of fun.


  1. I wish I had the chance to see the BttF movies for the first time again. Far into the double digits of viewing they are still a lot of fun, but I remember going to the theater back in 89 to see this for the first time, that was awesome.
    A classic sport in my family is to check which of the predictions of 2015 actually came true.

    1. Despite being thoroughly ensconced in the 80s, the films are still wildly enjoyable. I think it is because they were made with a sense of fun to begin with.

      During the 2015 sequence I did think that self-drying and altering clothing would be a good thing (particularly the length adjusting feature. As a short person that would be fabulous!).