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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.
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 third and final instalment of Robert Zemeckis' time travelling saga finds Marty (Michael J Fox) leaving the 1950's and returning to the 1880's to rescue Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd).
The change of genre to the old west allows a change of pace which is exploited by giving the most interesting character, Doc, a love interest in the person of Clara Clayton (Mary Steenburgen). With less flipping between timelines the actors settle into a satisfying conclusion to the series with a more satisfying character arc delivered for both the leads.
Steenburgen is good enough that start to wish we'd gone to 1880 earlier in the series and the more restrained additional role for Fox as his own ancestor - just…
It's fun to see Zemeckis scramble for something fresh, and find a new backlot feel and go into genre blending with the old west. Thomas F. Wilson makes his best pass in the entire series with this one, who if we're being totally honest is the MVP of the trilogy altogether. I love seeing Doc be completely smitten by Clara, and likewise. Doc deciding that his "destiny" so often referred to by him, does in fact lie in the past. "Back to the future?" "No, I've been there."
Anybody could argue that the sequels were never necessary, but I embrace them regardless.
What a great tillage i highly recommend it . It was fun to watch all three within 24 hours
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"You're future is what you make it, so make it a good one.
Let's clear this up. I love the Back to the future trilogy. If there's any trilogy I could watch every week it has to be BTTF. And the closing film in this spectacular trilogy is this.
The acting is the best of the trilogy. The main two actors, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, pull out all the stocks with a wide array of characters and, we actually have a good female character in a BTTF movie.
The western element is done really well with some good humour. McFly pretends to be Clint Eastwood,…
So, if you thought the first follow-up felt a bit tacked on, unwanted and unwarranted for, then this final entry in the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy surely puts itself on a wanted poster of wrong moves within the movie business
In all honesty, I was more than fine with the first film being a standalone affair, but despite a lot of problems, the first sequel saved itself from sinking by being entertaining, while pushing the envelope even further in many aspects, technical and script-wise, for better and for worse. This one is also envelope-pushing, but only in terms of story-centered set ups, since it starts out where the second film ended, which sees Marty receive an envelope with a…
What a crowd pleasing cheesy movie.
I was expecting utter crap. What I got was not utter crap. Pretty well done actually.
Great fun and a fine conclusion to the trilogy.
Can't wait to re-watch this, this time with my teenage son, Julian.
why part 3
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