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Back to the Future III

Published October 14, 2010

Back to the Future III

Film info

  • Title Back to the Future III
  • Director Robert Zemeckis
  • Year 1990
  • Run time 1hr 48m
  • Genres Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
  • Tagline They've saved the best trip for last... but this time they may have gone too far

They've saved the biggest trip for last as the most popular time-traveling movie trilogy ever comes to a rousing conclusion in Back to the Future Part III! Stranded in 1955 after a freak accident, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) discovers he must travel back to 1885 to rescue Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) before he becomes smitten with school teacher Clara Clayton (Mary Steenburgen). Now, it's up to Marty to keep Doc out of trouble, get the DeLorean running, and put the past, present and future on track so they can all get back to where - and when - they belong.

Live Blog

TimeComment
1:28These recaps are not necessary when you just watched the film yesterday.
5:05Back in the days when the TV used to stop overnight.
6:31I like that you can just throw the hoverboard around and it doesn’t break anything.
7:55It’s funny to think this 1955 Doc doesn’t know things like the flying DeLorean.
9:54“Your friend in time…” Awww.
11:49I just think I wouldn’t go in a cave and start hacking at a wall.
16:46Taking the hoverboard to 1885 doesn’t seem like a good idea. But then I suppose leaving it in 1955 isn’t either.
18:05“Not thinking fourth dimensionally.”
19:52Why aren’t the Indians scared of the car?
21:35Bear!
24:20Horses do have a tendency to break down, don’t they?
27:50The clock tower! Before it was a clock tower.
28:58Ooh, it’s the guy with the best laugh ever.
32:37He does kinda stand out in his pink shirt. I blame black and white pictures and movies.
39:49Fuel injection manifold. Righto.
44:25Where did her luggage come from? I swear it went over the cliff in the wagon.
45:48Doc said “toodleoo.” How embarrassing.
51:24Surely starting the clock on the ground only makes it harder to lift?
1:00:38Apparently that is actual ZZ Top.
1:01:44Gumption! Excellent word.
1:04:18It occurs to me I have never read any Jules Verne.
1:11:39Mr C just pondered why they can’t siphon fuel out of the car they’ve buried in the caves?
1:16:11Googleplex!!
1:17:33“Run for fun? What the hell kind of fun is that?” Oops.
1:23:14I love that Buford can’t count to ten. Or can’t remember where he got to.
1:30:15“Oi well.” Worst Irish accent ever.
1:34:41How does Doc know how to drive a train?
1:38:15Argh! Silly woman getting in the way.
1:42:40EASTWOOD RAVINE!! How did I NEVER notice that before?
1:50:51“Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one.”

Thoughts

It seemed only right to complete the collection after watching both the first and second films. This is the least watched one for me, and Mr C said he felt it was the weakest of the trilogy, despite not being able to remember much about it. I convinced him it was always worth watching though!

There are no arguments that this is the weakest of the three movies by a long way, but the little inside jokes and repetitions from so much time travelling are really good. There are lots of little things that you need to be aware of and will make you chuckle if you’re paying attention. It’s just a shame the DeLorean was smashed to smithereens at the end.

Rating: 5 / 5

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