Back to the Future Part III (1990) – Encore Review 4


“Listen, you got a back door to this place?” – Marty McFly

“Yeah, it’s in the back.” – Bartender

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (Theater in 1990, cable, video, DVD, 16 Jun 2013, 13 Nov 2014, 21 Oct 2015, 31 Oct 2017 and 20 Feb 2020)

Link to original reviewHere, Here, Here and Here

Brief Synopsis – With Doc trapped in the Old West, Marty must get the help of the 1955 Doc in order to save him from disaster.

My Take on it – I recall having to wait 6 months in anticipation for this film after seeing how the previous film left the story as a cliff hanger.

They do a wonderful job continuing the story of these characters and find a way  to give closure to so many of the various story threads.

In addition, they are able to put these characters in a very new situation which allows us to see how they would act in the Old West.

As with the previous two films, the glue that keeps things together is the amazing chemistry between the two main characters of Marty and Doc.

Both Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox are superb in these roles and have each created quite iconic characters that will be knows for quite a long time.

This film has some of the most serious and poignant scenes of the trilogy and they present them in a very emotional way that works.

The film’s special effects are subtly used here in order to both enhance the story and make things look and feel so realistic the entire time.

Love the way that they chose to integrate the sci-fi time travel story with the Old West and it seems to work in making this story even more interesting to watch unfold because it feels so unique.

The film wisely chose to add a love story aspect to things which helps keep things fresh and new instead of monotonous since the overall story line remains the same as in the past films in the series.

Bottom Line – Great finale to the Back to the Future Trilogy that not only gives us nice closure to the events of the three films but also adds a new dimension to the story line by taking it’s characters into the Old West.  Once again, the friendship between Doc and Marty is what holds things together so well and even manages to give us some very poignant moments between them along the way. The special effects are so helpful in enhancing the story and making things feel and look quite realistic the whole way through. They do a great job integrating a time travel story into the Old West and it helps make things quite unique the whole way through.  The love story aspect of the film helps break the monotony of things feeling repetitious and makes things work quite well.  Highly Recommended

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The first scene in this movie, where Marty goes back to the future in the time machine, powered by a bolt of lightning striking the clock tower, appears in all three films. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)

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