Back to the Future Part II (1989)

images“I said I wish I could go back to the beginning of the season, put some money on the Cubbies!” – Old Terry

Number of Times Seen –  Too many to count (Theater, DVD, 11 Jun 2013)

Brief Synopsis – The further adventures of Marty and Doc as they travel thru time.

My Take on it – As I have previously stated numerous times, the best part about sequels is that they give us another glimpse into the lives of characters who we got to know and liked previously.  Sometimes, it pans out and the meeting is great and other times we regret seeing what happened to them after the first movie.

BTTF2 fits into the former category.  This sequel makes one happy to revisit the McFly’s and Doc Brown.  The story takes off right after the previous one ended and takes us on a new journey thru time to 2015, 1985 and once again 1955.

It’s also nice to see that they had so much material for a sequel that they decided on making two sequels at the same time which was something that wasn’t usually done at that time.

Crispin Glover (who played George McFly in the original) sued the producers for using his likeness in this movie without permission and subsequently they changed the SAG rules because of this suit.

The one thing that I have always loved about this movie is the fact that it is one of the sole movies ever made that had a positive outlook on the future, it seems that the producers had a lot of fun creating their 2015 using current 1985 themes and even making Steven Spielberg’s son a director in 2015 🙂

I’m still waiting for them to invent real hoverboards (even though there have been rumors for 30 years that they were real)

Is it just me or does Christopher Lloyd’s Doc have the same mannerisms as Kelsey Grammer’s Dr. Frasier Crane (or vice versa)???

Followed 6 months later by Back to the Future Part III (1990)

Bottom Line – Fun sequel, not as great as the original but a worthy addition to the canon. Recommended

Rating – Globe Worthy

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