Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB
USA, 1990. Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, U-Drive Productions. Story by Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Screenplay by Bob Gale, based on characters created by Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale. Cinematography by Dean Cundey. Produced by Neil Canton, Bob Gale. Music by Alan Silvestri. Production Design by Rick Carter. Costume Design by Joanna Johnston. Film Editing by Harry Keramidas, Arthur Schmidt.
The fun continues! When filming began on the set of Back To The Future Part II, the team decided that they had far too much story for one movie and ended up making two instead. This left a dull, shallow first sequel followed by a much more satisfying, entertaining ride.
In this chapter, Marty McFly (the ever-ready Michael J. Fox) journeys back to 1885 where Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) is in danger from the Tannens once again. It should be an easy pick-up and return, but their time travel car runs out of gas and they end up stuck in the Wild West longer than expected. Mary Steenburgen, once again following a time traveler, has a great time as a prim schoolteacher who develops a crush on Lloyd, and Lea Thompson and Elisabeth Shue reprise their roles.