The second and third installments in this outstanding series were shot at the same time. And it's both good and bad that it shows.In the video age that we live in, it makes it easy to watch them all together. Also, continuity is nearly flawless between these two, with some discrepencies within them and the first. Ineveitable when you think about it.
However, I am getting off track. To summarize the evetns without giving too much away (for all three of these movies are full of delightfully surprising plot developments,) Doc comes to 1985 to get Marty. He takes him and his brand spankin new girlfriend Elizabeth Shue (they actually needed the character to act this time so they had to change actress) to the year 2015. Because their children are about to ruin their future. Once MArty fixes that, the plan is to go back to 1985 and continue life as normal. BUT, the evil Biff steals the Delorean and alters the timeline from 1955 onward. So they have to fix all that. And to do that, Marty and Doc go back to 1955 to stop Biff from altering the timeline in the first place. I swear it's not this confusing.
The best part about this movie is the clever, tiny, wonderful jokes and stuffies. Which is why this is a good rental. Because you always notice more cool things every time you see it. Zemekis also paints an awesome future. The fact that he gets Michael J. Fox into drag to play his own daughter makes this movie a 4 sporker from me.
And Doc is one of the coolest most entertaining characters in film, in my opinon. I love wacky, love-deprived professors with stupid hair.
This movie is also incredibly intersting to watch because so much of it centers around re-working scenes from the first movie...and they had to use a different actor to play Marty's dad! So that's incredibly skillfull of them.
Coupled with excellent direction is snappy writing, good acting and a twisting, engaging plot is the makeup and costuming. It outdoes most of the special effects Stan Winston churns out becuse it is campy and fun and intersting and convincing all at the same time.In short, this is an excellent movie. Not quite the jem the first one is, but remarkable nonetheless. Also my personal favorite in the trilogy. 4 sporks.