Back to the Future Part II

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Back to the Future Part II
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Genre: Action Adventure
Photography: Color
Running Time: 108 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: November 22, 1989
Directed by: Robert Zemckis
Written by: Bob Gale
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Starring: Michael J. Fox
Christopher Lloyd
Lea Thompson
Thomas F. Wilson
Previous film: Back to the Future
Next film: Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Bob Gale. It is the sequel to the 1985 film Back to the Future and the second installment in the Back to the Future trilogy. 


Immediately after the events of Back to the Future, a time-traveling duo Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) return from saving Marty's future son from 2045 nuclear disaster in the year 2015, only to discover their own time transformed. In this nightmarish version of Hill Valley in Alternate 1985, Marty's father has been murdered and Biff Tannen, Marty's nemesis, has profited. After uncovering the secret to Biff's success -- a sports almanac from the future -- Marty and the Doc embark on a quest to repair the space-time continuum.

Why It Rocks

  1. The film takes place almost exactly where the first film left off.
  2. It is a sequel to one of the most groundbreaking and iconic films, not only that, but one in a trilogy of successful films.
  3. While the original film dealt with how Marty had threatened his own existence because of changes he had accidentally initiated in the year 1955. Part II deals with what happens when the interference is of a much larger scale and consequence. 
  4. The film actually predicted many things invented in 2015 like the abundance of film sequels, Trump's rise to power, the Cubs winning the World Series in 2016, and self-lacing sneakers.
  5. "Where we're going, we don't need...roads."
  6. Every paradox and logical problem of time-travel is explained very well in the film itself, and those that are left out are easily overlooked due to the creativeness of the film.
  7. Some very memorable and clever scenes from the hoverboard chase to Marty sneaking past his past self.
  8. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd return as and do a fantastic job as the iconic duo, Marty McFly and Doc Brown.
  9. Instead of being the same old run-of-the-mill by the numbers sequel, the filmmakers decided to do something different and make this a brain twister film.
  10. The beauty of the movie is that you have to pay close attention to it.
  11. Unlike many sequels, this one still holds up and rivals the original.
  12. Some excellent cinematography and action scenes.
  13. Funny scene that pokes fun at the Jaws franchise when the series went downhill, especially when Marty says "Shark still looks fake."

Bad Qualities

  1. Some disturbing scenes such as Marty visiting his own father's grave in the alternate timeline.
  2. The complexity of the story-line can turn off some fans of the original.