For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Time Travel Movies, here’s a review of Back to the Future Part III (1990) by me
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Abbi of Abbiosbiston.com We will be reviewing our favorite Alternate Love Story movies. In order to get a better idea as to what this genre might include, check out this post by Abbi from last year. Please get me your submissions by the 25th of November by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org Try to think out of the box! Great choice Abbi!
Let’s see what Reut thought of this movie:
Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (Theater in 1990, cable, video, DVD, 16 Jun 2013, 13 Nov 2014 and 21 Oct 2015)
Brief Synopsis – Marty must travel back to 1885 to try and save Doc from his impending murder by the notorious gunman Buford Tanner.
My Take on it – Having loved the first two movies of this series, who can stay away from the finale?
They did a wonderful job tying up all of the loose ends left in the previous movies and still managed to give us such an entertaining view of the Wild West.
Marty and Doc feel like old friends to us by the time this adventure finally end that on the one hand we feel satisfied with the way it all comes to a conclusion, but on the other hand, we feel a desperate longing to see their further adventures afterwards.
The way that this film was shot, it really looks and feels like they truly had a blast making this film.
They once again use recurring themes here as they did in the previous movies of the series, but it doesn’t really matter because they are there to both help us laugh again and also to see how history constantly repeats itself no matter where you are on the time line. 🙂
All in all, this is a great finale for one of the most fun trilogies ever made.
After having watched this trilogy again, I have to admit that my past feelings that this is a much weaker part of the series was erroneous. This is just as good as the other two and deserves to be rated on a similar scale.
Bottom Line – Great way to close off the whole series. Looks like they had so much fun making this film. Ties up so many of the plot strings in this series perfectly that you feel satisfied when it’s over but still long to see the further adventures of this time traveling duo. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to the book “Billy Gibbons: Rock & Roll Gearhead”, ZZ Top was hanging around the set and was asked to be the town band. During one take, the camera broke. While waiting for the camera to be repaired, Michael J. Fox asked if they would play “Hey Good Lookin'” which they did. Afterwards, more requests were played. Two hours later, someone inquired if the camera had been repaired. Robert Zemeckis replied that it had been fixed for quite a while, he just didn’t want to stop the party that had evolved. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (upgraded from original review)
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