3. Back to the Future II
When the DeLorean vanished into thin air and the screen said “…TO BE CONTINUED”, no one knew just what would happen to Marty, Doc, and Jennifer. In 1989, the world found out that Marty is ultimately a very flawed hero. Getting the sports almanac to try and change his life and make it better, only to have it backfire with terrible results.
It’s not a bad movie, making $332 million on a $40 million budget, and it showcased some very inventive effects in the very early days of the medium, but they did it on the back of the first film. Just inserting new footage into already existing scenes from the first film. It’s not horrible, but it feels disjointed at times.
It has a real Days of Future Past vibe to it, allowing us to see how an unfettered Biff Tannen would be with an unlimited bank account. As good and as fun as the movie is, it just doesn’t hold up to the other two movies in the franchise. That being said I do have a copy of the USA Today that was released to celebrate Back to the Future Day.