Back to the Future II (Part 1 of 3)
The original BTTF movie is truly a classic. Something about the way the talent and creative people behind the scenes created this movie made people around the world fall in love with it even today. So what do you do when you are asked to make a sequel?
You turn the whole concept of the first story on its head. BTTF2 is one of those sequels that would turn everything that the fans of the first one expected in a completely different direction. The second film takes the whole concept of Time Travel and Paradoxes and expands it. While the story doesn’t have the same charm and wit as the first movie, I enjoyed this movie almost as much for different reasons. This film has a quicker pace than part one and that might have turned off some people. This film unlike the first movie is dependant on part III to finish its storylines.
Most of the familiar faces from part one come back for this movie, with the exception of Crispin Glover.
Due to all the jumping around in the story, I decided to review each time period by itself.
I thought it was clever that Robert Zemeckis recreated the entire ending scene from part one for this movie, adding a few extra shots here and there. Because Claudia Wells went missing, the producers had to replace her with Elisabeth Shue. Shue makes the character slightly more annoying than Wells does, but Shue isn’t the focal point of the plot.
They also added a few shots of Biff running out of the house and seeing the DeLorean flying. With camera panning in on Biff before we see the opening credits, we now know that Biff will be central plot point this movie.
There’s not much more to talk about here, moving on…
It is the year 2015; the Autobots have won their first victory over the evil…sorry wrong movie.
With a flash, we’re thrown into the future, future clouds that is. I found Alan Silvestri’s Main Theme for part two to be very enjoyable. This has to do with the fact that Alan changes the tempo of the theme. Its action tone fits with this movie.
End of part 1
Marty: “Hmm, no more Alex P. Keaton, maybe we should let this timeline stay in place, Doc.”