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5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Back To The Future!
This film is better than the one that came before it. Although Back To The Future was excellent, this film has a better story, better settings and better effects. And the hoverboard scenes were an excellent upgrade of the first film's skateboard scences. This film hasn't aged at all. It is just as good today, as it was in 1989. A classic movie!
Published on 11 April 2001

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2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Sequel
Back To The Future Part 2 is a poor follow-up to Back To The Future. All the charm, warmth and humor of Back To The Future isn't here. The plot is convoluted and unpleasant and the acting isn't as good as Back To The Future. Michael J Fox clearly has lost all his 80's charm. He is in no way as appealing as he was in Back To The Future.
Published on 15 Mar 2000


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Back To The Future!, 11 April 2001
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This film is better than the one that came before it. Although Back To The Future was excellent, this film has a better story, better settings and better effects. And the hoverboard scenes were an excellent upgrade of the first film's skateboard scences. This film hasn't aged at all. It is just as good today, as it was in 1989. A classic movie!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best of the two sequels, 20 April 2001
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bttf 2 is the best of the 2 sequels, although bttf 3 isn't at all bad, whereas bttf 1 surpasses them both as it sets the story. however, whereas individually they may have their faults, as a trilogy they are incredible. btff 2 gave kids (i was only 6 when i first saw it) hopes of a future with flying cars and hovering skateboards, which was excellent. and the whole trilogy made me want to buy a delorean, but that's just because i'm easily influenced by brilliant films (and their equally good sequels). so buy this now (and while you're here, buy the other two- it works better watched as a trilogy rather than a single film) 5 stars!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome To Cafe 80s., 7 Aug 2014
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Mr. C. Gelderd "aka GelNerd" (Basingstoke, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Back to the Future: Part 2 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
A film who’s plot sounds more confusing when written down to explain the various jumps back and forward through time, but one that plays out far easier and enjoyable on screen with nearly no confusion whatsoever! It may not have that original, innocent charm and spectacle as the original did, but this sequel is more than worthy to follow-up an already exciting story with brilliant imagination, ground-breaking visual effects and more of that winning humour and character development that once again makes the film what it should be: FUN.

One of the winning segments in this high-speed adventure through time is the action and perception of the future; 2015. We are just over one year away from the day Marty arrives in 2015 and the iconography is something we can only dream out and it’s a wonder to think was this REALLY a future director Zemeckis and producer Steven Spielberg envisioned or simply one built around fiction. From the memorable hoverboards to the pulp Café 80s, the surreal and visually stimulating future Hill Valley cheekily recreates events from 1955, this time with a new generation of McFly’s and Tannen’s but with plenty of ground-breaking visual effects pioneered through the film (and also ‘Part III’).

Such effects make use of the VistaGlide, basically enabling actors to play various characters and appear in the same shot with a moving camera, so we can enjoy Wilson playing old and young Tannens interacting in 2015 or Fox playing most of his future family sat around for dinner in 1985. It’s something that makes the narrative more fun with the interpretation of our characters we follow over 60 years and is wonderfully captured. Also is the transition from digital effects to real shots, such as a CG flying DeLorean smoothly passing by a seamless cut to become an actual DeLorean driving down the street. It looks dated now in the era of CGI, but back in 1989 it opened up the possibilities for telling more imaginative and exciting stories with great imagination and interpretation of the future and past. Also enhancing the depth of this sequel is the cast and crew recreating the high-school dance of the first film in their 1955s guises to enable a new perspective blending both Marty’s and both Doc’s in a clever and entertaining twist on the original finale. It’s good fun and never once gets confusing to follow.

With all original cast returning (bar Crispin Glover and Claudia Wells), we are in a comfortable place here with their passion for the characters showing even more as they use all their skill and talent in creating 3 different decades of stories amongst a brain-teasing, time-spanning plot and a host of ingenious set design and gadgets, mostly in 2015.

Alan Silvestri carries things along with his iconic main theme, and the sharp humour and family-friendly fun is never lost as this is a solid sequel that takes the firm foundations and builds great things above it to really expand the concept of what ‘Back To The Future’ is all about; sheer entertainment. And also being one of the first films to go into back-to-back production with the next sequel, it wouldn’t be long before fans would see just how much thought and passion went into making a fitting and satisfying conclusion
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptionally cool family fun adventure, 6 Aug 2006
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Marty (Fox) and the Doc (Lloyd) get trapped in an alternative 1985 where Biff (Wilson) runs the town and so the pair must recapture a book that must reclaim the future

The sequel to suppress all others, one that could match the fantastic unique attempt to depict time travel? With enough comedy and enough planning to rule all of time, Bob Gale and Rob Zemeckis brought another provocative film to the table in the sequel to Back to the Future with Marty and the Doc having another fast flowing tense adventure through time.

You can almost forget your comparisons with Dr Who's and Donnie Darko's as this picture proves once more that the DeLorean adventures really do give a knockout effect of unconditional action entertainment for the entire family.

Repeating the end scenes from the previous release Part II follows the Doc and Marty to 2015 where Marty's kid is on the brink of ruining his life, and only Marty's intervention can save his family.

As with the original this sequel deals in the complexities of intervention and careful treading through key situations. In an almost freakish manor Marty Junior is presented as the spitting image of his father and after a few tasteful jokes and a hard beating, Marty attempts to save his son from ruining his life. What follows is the best sequence from the trilogy in my personal opinion as Marty grabs a hover-board and like the first picture attempts a getaway from Griff's gang as they chase him through the streets. This sequence is a wonderful action orientated thriller with wonderfully staged set ups including a mistimed use of the small water section and the usual inclusion of manure.

From here things start to heat up as Biff travels back in time and supplies his earlier self with a book that makes him rich and powerful, ultimately changing the complexion of 1985 when the Doc and Marty return.

The knowledge of science and unfound knowledge of time travel is as ever present as the Doc once more confides his knowledge about alternate universes and the implications of changed events and how this now affects them. Once more the pair has to journey back to the exact same day in 1955 without running into themselves from their previous adventure. All this technicality and judgement marks some juicy `almost' moments and somehow gives the events of the previous film more spring and fluidity.

Once more Michael J Fox delivers the cool of all cool to cement his character well and truly in the history books. His hover-board abilities make him even more likable and this confrontation marksmanship of "Are you chicken?" allows him to delve into obsequious mode and with Christopher Lloyd similarly exuberant as the previous instalment, we have another fantastic family film that excels in entertainment and whilst it isn't as free and experimental as the first, is still a timeless masterpiece.

8.5/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very appealing to those who have seen the first of the films, 26 Dec 2000
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Don't listen to the critics! A fantastic sequel in which Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd both perform wonderfully. A scifi/fantasy comedy for all the family. A very complex storyline this time but enjoyable all the same. Very amusing as Michael J Fox plays the part of Marty Mcfly, Marty McFly Jnr AND Marlene Mcfly! A must-see movie!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good., 13 Oct 2013
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Great sequel to the original and has many intriguing twists and turns. Very enjoyable. Quite a funny estimation of how it will be in the future even though far off reality.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Underrated sequel, 31 Mar 2012
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I think this film is way better than 3 which I found predictable and functioned more as a fish out of water pic than a time travel adventure. Yes the plot is a bit complicated but it does make sense! I saw this in 1989 (I was 9) and loved it, so it cant be too over kids heads at least. Critics refer to this as the worst of the three but I think its clearly a close second to the first.
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5.0 out of 5 stars so many paradox's, 20 July 2000
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most people say bttf 2 doesnt have the same acting quality of bttf 1 which is true. But there are so many paradoxes which keep you glued to the screen and the screenplay and plot is second to none, Way better than the sci-fi/western hybrid bttf 2. I saw this whenb i was 9 and didnt like it but it grows on you, especially the different portrayaly of biff and family.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dont listen to the majority watch it yourself!, 11 April 2000
By A Customer
This is a great sequel, it is more complicated than the 1st (which if you have not seen you will not follow this!) which In my opinion is what makes the film so clever! - the references to the 1st film along with hints to the 3rd is great and the use of the 1st film footage combined with new stuff is especially clever.
Give it a chance
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4.0 out of 5 stars What a concept, 13 July 2000
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Whoever penned this trilogy has a seriously convoluted mind; thinking too hard about the implications of this film could drive you nuts. Way ahead of its time, highly enjoyable and full of fun. A classic.Christopher Lloyd is quite clearly the best mad professor character ever.His good humoured frantic antics get me every time.
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