Genre Grandeur – Back to the Future Part III (1990) – Encore Review 3 – MovieRob

For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Western Crossover Movies, here’s a review of Back to the Future Part III (1990) by me

Thanks again to Kira of Film and TV 101  for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Ashleigh of The Movie Oracle and it is Spoof/Parody Movies.

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Try to think out of the box! Great choice Ashleigh!

Let’s see what I thought of this movie:


“Marty, you’re going to have to do something about those clothes. You walk around town dressed like that, you’re liable to get shot. ” – Doc

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (Theater in 1990, cable, video, DVD, 16 Jun 2013, 13 Nov 2014 and 1 Oct 2017)

Link to original reviewHere, Here and Here

Brief Synopsis – In the finale of this time travel trilogy, Marty travels back to the old west to stop Doc from getting shot by a ruthless outlaw

My Take on it – When Kira chose this theme for this month’s genre, I knew that this film would be my choice for my favorite.

I have always been a fan of time travel movies, tv shows and books and this series ios among the best.

Yes, this film is the weakest of the trilogy IMHO, yet it still is so entertaining to watch and fun to see what happens.

The series knows how to poke fun at itself and also keep things in perspective the whole time.

The mixture of sci-fi and western works extremely well here and we get to see so many anachronisms pop up but also get to see how a modern scientist would work to live a comfortable life in the old west with his knowledge of future scientific discoveries and methods.

The love story aspect is a bit weak here, but the corniness actually helps make it enjoyable to watch unfold because within the context of it all, it makes sense.

They manage to give us a very satisfying ending to the whole trilogy of adventures and the final scene always makes me teary eyed since I know it will be the end of the adventures of Marty and Doc through time.

Bottom Line – Amazing way to finish off this series. Despite being the weakest of the films in the trilogy, it still gives a satisfying ending to so many of the storylines. Always loved the way that they know how to make fun of themselves with these movies.  The mixture of sci-fi and western works really well because we get to see so many of the anachronisms yet also get to see how a modern scientist could possibly survive in the west knowing what he knows about the future. The love story aspect is a bit weak, but works well within the context of it all.  Final scene is always sad to watch because we know it really is the end of their adventures in time. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia –  When Doc and Marty are at the drive-in preparing the DeLorean for the trip to 1885, Marty mentions Clint Eastwood and Doc replies, “Clint who?” In this shot, there is a movie poster on the drive-in’s wall showcasing Revenge of the Creature (1955) and Tarantula (1955), containing some of the first film appearances of a young, then-unknown Eastwood. Marty even looks to and briefly points to the poster as he says to Doc “That’s right, you haven’t heard of him yet.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (Upgraded from original review)


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