Back to the Future Part III (1990) – Encore Review

 bttf3“It means your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one” – Doc

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (Theater in 1990, cable, video, DVD, 16 Jun 2013  and 13 Nov 2014)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – Marty travels back to the Old West to rescue Doc who got stranded there.

spoiler alertMy Take on it – People now a days know what it’s like to wait a year (or more) for the next installment of an epic movie, but this movie was one of the first one that had us on the edge of our seats for 6 months waiting for it to come out.

When I finally knew I was gonna see this, I decided to copy something a few of my friend’s did before they saw it on opening day and have my first BTTF marathon and watched the first two movies before going to the theater, so I would have them fresh in mind before taking on the finale of this amazing time travel adventure that Marty and Doc take us on.

This movie tho, isn’t as fun as the first two movies, perhaps it’s because of the western setting or perhaps it’s because all 3 movies rehash many of the same sight gags and jokes that it got to be just a bit too much.

The whole Clint Eastwood joke went on a bit too long eventhough some of the lines said about Clint were pretty damn funny.

I like how in all 3 movies, they had similar family members in each time period dynamic, but even the whole manure scene with Biff’s family members just got to be a bit much.

I think that this movie would have been better had it been slightly cut and integrated into the previous one and been presented as a 3 hour movie (which isn’t completely unheard of today) instead of two 2 hours movies.

Regardless, it was a very fun movie to watch and most of all it was great seeing Marty and Doc once again trying to find there way out of time.

Here is the music video of ZZ Top’s theme song for this movie

They even got a cameo in the film:

This movie actually helps tie together many of the issues brought up in the previous two movies and gives the viewer a satisfying feeling that all is completed.  It also presents us with the overall message of this movie that we each need to make our own futures however best we can because nothing is preordained or set.

Bottom Line – Weakest of the trilogy, but it does a great job of tying things together and also presenting the trilogy’s overall message. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy (no change from original review)


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10 thoughts on “Back to the Future Part III (1990) – Encore Review

  1. Sounds like the weakest of the three but I guess that’s a given. At least they realised and stopped before it was too late! But still sounds really funny and I’d love to hear some of the Clint Eastwood inspired jokes!

    Your first BTTF movie marathon….but certainly not your last 🙂

    Another GREAT REVIEW!


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