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!

Getting back was only the beginning as the most spectacular time-travel adventure ever continues in Back to the Future Part II - the sequel that proves that lightning can strike twice! Picking up precisely where they left off, Marty and Doc (Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd) launch themselves to the year 2015 to fine-tune the future and inadvertently disrupt the space-time continuum. Now, their only chance to fix the present is by going back to 1955 all over again before it is too late.

Live Blog

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


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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