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Back to the Future Part III
They've saved the best trip for last... But this time they may have gone too far.
The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking up Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. More problems arise when Doc falls for pretty schoolteacher Clara Clayton, and Marty tangles with Buford Tannen.
Finally the end of the great Back to the Future series, and yes, it seems to have come too soon. A series as fun, fresh and perfectly packaged to not tire or bore through a trio this great had to end sometime, and this is as good an ending as anyone could've wished for. Fun, cool, sweet and sentimental, Back to the Future Part III is limited in the daring department, but effective and efficient at charming and closing out in the best of ways.
To make a western out of the finale to such a popular sci-fi/comedy series at first seems as strange, bold and uncanny a choice as it could get, but when watching it it all feels…
Everybody everywhere will say, "Clint Eastwood is the biggest yellow-belly in the west."
It's so odd to me that Back to the Future Part II and Part III were written together and then shot back to back. Part II is pure chaos compared to the first film to the point that the film contradicts it's own "time travel rules". You end up with quite a silly future, an alternate 1985 and going back to 1955 incorporating scenes from the first film. With all that going on it still ends up being quite memorable even though the story is severely flawed.
Then you get to Part III and it ends up basically being a lighthearted western comedy. It's almost…
Not even the magic of the first two films can provide enough fuel to keep the final instalment firing on all cylinders. Instead of the complicated time line run around we got in the second film, Zemeckis returns to basics with a much more straight forward romp in the Old West. Now it is Doc who takes centre stage and his story proves to be the problem.
Christopher Lloyd plays the role with as much manic energy as before, his affection for Clara genuinely quite touching in places because the warmth he gives to the role. That isn't the problem. Clara Clayton is. She is a thinly written feeble character, permanently bewitched by Doc who just slows things down and…
"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, both of you."
Great end for a fantastic trilogy!
With Back To The Future we had an amazing first film, a sequel could have been a problem. Is very difficult to make a sequel as good as the first film. That didn't happened with Back To The Future Part II, it continued to be amazing. Thinking about another sequel after two successful films is even more difficult and in my opinion Back To The Future Part III is indeed the weakest of all three but that doesn't mean that is bad because it was a very…
The marvellous Back To The Future trilogy comes to an end with the weakest of the three films.
The western setting is a fun one that perhaps isn't used in any particularly inventive ways. The fact that western history is already set in stone limits the invention seen in the previous two episodes but doesn't stop it from still being really enjoyable. The slower pace doesn't really suit this trilogy very much but Mary Steenburgen is a welcome addition to the series and doesn't derail the thing at all.
It does take a couple of liberties that even within the confines of this series irked me a little, such as why the Indians didn't seem to be too bothered about the DeLorean time machine they nearly plough into near the beginning. But that's nitpicking, really. It's been great revisiting these and it's easily one of the greatest movie trilogies of all time.
The future is what you make, so make it a good one!
This trilogy is pretty great I gotta say.
Fun movie, but not as fun as the first two (or humorous, smart, original, vibrant etc.) Actually, this movie is really dumb and even though its self referential recycling still works for me quite a bit, I have to admit that element is also really dumb (in execution). No matter what though, I love the characters, the structure/formula and the spirit of all the Back to the Future films.
I've read this described as less a conclusion to the series than a victory lap, given that it barely spends any time on time-travel shit and just has anachronistic fun playing around in the old west. That seems fair, but it does make this movie feel kind of superfluous.
Even part II started by being creatively non-prescient, then made an equally involving trip to an alternate then-present, but finished out by just going back to the first movie's well and guzzling deep. I vaguely recall that this movie was received as a stay-put corrective to that movie's jumping around, but now it mostly feels too far removed from the sci-fi base of the series's concept.
This movie's old west is…
Back to the Future Part III feels more like an epilogue to two great films than a third film in a spectacular trilogy. Yes it has callbacks to the previous two films, but it just feels much smaller than even the original. Lloyd and Fox truly carry the film entirely and if it wasn't for the good will stored up from the two previous films, it definitely would have fallen flat. I don't know if the train finale was a direct reference to Buster Keaton's The General, but it certainly reminded me of that film.
I don't really see myself re-watching this film, at least not as often as the two far superior predecessors.
Alright so I have now finally watched all three Back to the Future movies and all I can say is, ok. I mean I liked the trilogy but I don't know if it is as amazing as people make it out to be.
Did I like the movie? I did, yes. I thought going into this it was gonna be the stupidest of the three movies because of the whole wild west thing but i think it was actually pretty good. I liked that it was set up in 1885 and I think they did a good job with ending the Back to the Future story. It has a decent ending which kinda makes me want another movie to kinda…
this almost had me in tears near the end
this actually had me in tears in the end
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I can see how this one isn’t talked about much. Zemeckis lost his magic trying to rehash the techniques used in the previous installments. The whole plot is an outcome of running out of imaginations. They went back, they went forward, let’s send them WAY back. Please…
Plus, they killed the fucking DeLorean, so that sucks.
Say it ain't so DOC!!!!!!!!!! I really would've watch this film series go to 6 or 7 parts, but what would have been next? Hmmm Marty watch out for that T-Rex, Great SCOTT!
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