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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…
One of the earlier examples of a major blockbuster being filmed back to back was Back to the Future Part 2 and Part 3, both really rather different kinds of movies yet connected as part of a visible whole. In concluding the Back to the Future trilogy, Robert Zemeckis and co-writer Bob Gale endeavour to move the story into different territory while honouring everything that came before, and indeed charting a clear through-line connecting the original movie to the end. What becomes clear from the opening scene--a refresh of the climactic moment of Parts 1 and indeed 2--is how impressively constructed Zemeckis' trilogy has been from start to finish, despite juggling a myriad of plot threads and multiple timelines. It's…
The final part of the 'Back to the Future' trilogy sees Marty and Doc visit 1885, and this Western twist vastly improves upon the commercial and humourless future of 'Part II'. By bringing back the romantic subplot of the original film and combining it with both sci-fi and western elements, Zemeckis creates a memorable and thoroughly entertaining finale to his much-loved trilogy.
Mostly importantly, the reliance on the classic moments of the original feature is far less in this film, with any references being more homages than straight copies - rather than having another identical skate/hoverboard scene, we simply see Thomas F. Wilson's character fall into manure in other circumstances. Although this obviously isn't…
Just nice... not big deal!
"Is this a hold-up?"
"It's a science experiment!"
All great things have come to an end and what a glorious stage-left exit to an already fantastic and tremendously entertaining series. Deep inside I wish it could just continues on (Doc gets accused as a heretic for his science and burned at the stake in the whole hullabaloo of Dark Ages sure sounds like a good idea) but....no. Just no. It would've been a stretch too far. A trilogy of fine movies are just the perfect way to cap your weekend.
Back to the Future Part III is a much simpler film than its two predecessors, and certainly it's the weakest entry in a film trilogy that I consider one of the greatest ever. I think it's commendable the fact that it avoided repeating the formula by setting practically the entire plot in the Old West. In fact, it's more a Western comedy than a Science fiction film, but it was pure fun and awesome entertainment. In a way it mocks at some clichés of the Western genre while paying homage to it at the same time, and I think it did it very cleverly. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd were once again great, and this time they were joined by Mary Steenburgen, who was adorable as Doc's romantic interest.
"Oh, I know you did send me back to the future. But I'm back! I'm back from the future."-Marty McFly
The weakest of the trilogy but that's not saying much, it's still a truly fun film that finds ways to recreate moments from the previous films. It was nice for them to give Doc more of the story this time instead of him just helping Marty. The western setting is fun and Thomas F. Wilson as Mad Dog is truly great every time he is on screen, in fact it's understated how good he is in the whole trilogy.
It was so fun going through these again and I already can't wait to do it again.
A bit cheesy at times, but still classic BTTF.
Marty, Trapped in 1955 digs out the Time Machine from 1885 to rescue Doc Brown back in the Old West from Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen to finally bring them all back to 1985 when the time machine experiences a major problem that can not be dealt with in the late 1800's. This movie is better then the second film, the movie has a lot of things is happening like Marty trying not to get killed and Doc finding love.
What a pile of crap Back To The future in the west what a load of nonsence.
Great ending to the trilogy. The ending actually made me choke up because I'm a sap. The BTTF series will always be one of my favorites.
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