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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…
Definitivo la más floja de las tres, aunque la temática del oeste me parece divertida.
El cierre definitivo de la saga al final es emblemático.
Cierre perfecto para la trilogia del tiempo, lleno de guiños a las 2 anteriores entregas y cerrando todas las tramas abiertas , para mi es la mas floja de todas pero eso no quita que si la juntamos con sus 2 hermanas dan una trilogia perfecta , si eres amante del cine es de obligado cumplimiento verlas
I like the third part more than some people do. I love that the Doc got to go back to the Wild West, just like he always wanted to. I love the flying time travel train (oh get over it, it's nearly 25 years old. The statue of limitations on spoilers can't be that long!).
And I love Mary Steenburgen. Always did.
Should have stopped at two, man.
Now I love this movie just as much as the rest of the series but there was no need for the story to even happen. Ok let me break it down, Doc gets struck by lightning and ends up in the old west, he sends a letter to Marty, Marty gets 1955 Doc to help him find the DeLorean that 1885 Doc hid, during there time searching for the DeLorean they find a tombstone that tells them that 1885 Doc gets shot in the back, 1955 Doc sees this and doesn't do anything to stop it. In the first movie Marty wrote 1955 Doc a letter saying that he would get shot and to be careful and 1985 Doc survives…
Part of my Time Travel Project.
"You got a back door to this place?"
"Yeah, it's in the back."
The Western setting is so on point from my reading into the relationships between railways and cinema, between industrialisation and the standardisation of public time, and early cinema and Jules Verne, etc. etc. Mary Steenburgen is fantastic, and the role reversal where Doc is the emotional in love one and Marty is rational, rolling his eyes, is great. Michael J. Fox as usual excels in his multiple roles. Thomas F. Wilson's little dance and laugh after he shoots Marty. The kind of sequel that is so effective because of the cumulative weight of the previous films - for example, in the…
Huge letdown coming off the high of BttF II. Taken on its own, a neat little elseworlds curio.
Still fun, wouldn't be bad on it's own as a Western but arguably the dunce of the trilogy.
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