STARRING:Michael J Fox,
Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F Wilson, Harry Waters Jr, Elizabeth Shue
1989, 107 minutes, Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Description:Inventive, perhaps too clever sequel to the popular 1985 comedy about a
high school kid (Michael J. Fox) who travels into the past and has to bring
his parents together (or lose his own existence). ?
travel stories can become mightily confusing and this film, which follows immediately on
the events chronicled in Back to the Future, becomes incredibly
convoluted. Nonetheless, despite the
plot confusion there is some fun to be had as Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd travel
to several alternate futures to patch up problems that they have caused themselves -
albeit directly or indirectly.
Back to the Future Part II extensively employs the
alternate time-line gimmick, one which has been used often in literary science fiction,
but seldom in its celluloid sibling . . .
However, the film ultimately relies on too many cheesy make-up routines in which characters
play their older (and female!) selves which makes it not exactly the best
movie in this series . . .