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Back to the Future II

Published October 12, 2010

Back to the Future II

Film info

  • Title Back to the Future II
  • Director Robert Zemeckis
  • Year 1989
  • Run time 1hr 48m
  • Genres Comedy, Adventure, Science Fiction, Family
  • Tagline Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads!

Live Blog

TimeComment
0:31Ooh, I love it. Right from that very first little jingly bit.
0:48New Jennifer!
2:29It’s excellent that Doc got to say the roads line twice.
3:56Are these fake clouds or do they have the best pilot in the world?
7:34Even Marty McFly only has ambitions to be famous. And rich.
8:50I wonder why kids in the future wear their trousers inside out. How would that ever catch on? It’s not very practical.
11:37The fashion is weird. It’s like back to the 80s again.
12:07Stood screaming in the middle of the street and no one blinks. That seems about right.
15:29Look at the cute little Elijah Wood!
17:42I want a vest with sound effects on.
21:12I’m surprised that pond is deep enough to jump into.
26:17“Granted, that’s a worst case scenario.”
28:58I sense some rehydrating pizza coming up.
29:40In what situation would the scene screen repairman call him a chicken?
31:49Watching six channels at once is the dream.
34:04I would also like fruit coming down from the ceiling.
35:56FAX!
39:07Having a hard time not saying every line ahead of them. I appear to know this film inside out.
43:16Absolutely terrifying place to live.
49:50I always think it’s odd when people are living in a hotel. Room service all the time.
51:26Doc describes it better. “I can’t imagine hell being much worse.”
52:23 Everything makes more sense on a chalk board.
58:46A crazy, wild-eyed scientist. Pretty accurate description.
1:01:06Best use of a gull-wing door ever.
1:08:06It’s interesting that Biff doesn’t pass out upon seeing himself. I guess the younger just doesn’t recognise him.
1:14:06He’s not taking his own advice very well “don’t run into your other self.” He’s having a whole conversation with him!
1:23:04Interesting. When was CPR invented?
1:28:38Leather jackets do make disconcerting creaks.
1:32:36His car just got back from the garage and now he’s scraped it all down the side of the tunnel.
1:35:39I like that Doc says burn the book, as though Marty just happens to have matches on him. He does, of course, but that’s not the point.
1:40:49I do think he could at least have asked for a lift from the nice Western Union man. It’s like 3 miles back to Hill Valley.

Thoughts

What can I say? After thoroughly enjoying watching BTTF (I was quite honestly bouncing up and down throughout), it seemed only right to move on to the sequel. I’ve always said that whilst the first film is the best one, this second one is my favourite. When I was a kid, I had only seen the first one and the third one, and the story made no sense, so when I finally saw this one it filled in all the gaps and was very special. Plus, they go to the future and I love that.

If I was faced with all three movies and was only allowed to pick one, this would be my favourite choice. I like that it has both the future and the past in it, and all the coincidences and repeat sequences from the first are brilliant. I can also say a lot of the lines along with it, which is annoying for anyone watching with me, but great fun for me!

Rating: 5 / 5

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