The film "Back To The Future-Part II" is a good film, but not great to say
the least. It doesn't live up to the first "Back To The Future",
but movie producer, Steven Spielberg, and film director, Robert Zemeckis,
tried their very best. And, nevertheless, they still did a good
2.5 stars actually. An okay film that mainly serves as a bridge between
the first and third films in the series. Michael J. Fox and Christopher
Lloyd are superb in the roles they introduced in the first film and it is
interesting to see the events from the first film from a different
perspective. However, the film seems too long and feels more of a retread
of the original than a sequel.
Although it certainly doesn't live up to the first film, this second
installment is still a worthy follow-up. I enjoyed it's mind-bending
complexities, and kinetic pacing. The cast is certainly charasmatic to the
utmost, and the in-jokes that are mainly aimed at previous Spielberg productions are worthy of a few chuckles. Like "The Abyss," there
wasn't one moment that I found boring or disengaging. The only problem
that I really had with the film was the fact that it's a rather empty
experience. Once it's over, that's it. It isn't particularly memorable, or even worthy of classic status. It's just sort of there.
It's plot seems like a contrived means of getting from the first film to
the third film. The only reason they decided to make this film, in my
opinion, is that Zemeckis and Spielberg wanted a trilogy. They could have just avoided this whole film and ended the series with the third
film's storyline. But that's not to say that it isn't entertaining. It's
one hell of a ride, just as long as you don't think about it too much.
The second movie in this trilogy was okay, but it had a lot of
unpleasantness. Certainly the futuristic scenario at the beginning of the
film is praiseworthy, plus the way it goes over a lot of the scenes we saw
in the first movie in the second half, but the problem is of course, that
the storyline is still written in too unpleasant a manner. Don't
worry, you'll get you're money's worth, but it's a shame that Zemeckis and
Bob Gale had to slip in the movie's tone.