GETTING BACK WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING.
Immediately upon returning from 1955, Marty and Doc Brown (Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd) go to 2015 in order to stop disastrous events from ruining the future for Marty’s family. Director Robert Zemeckis portrays the future in an artificial and silly way without the kind of love and credibility that went into the first film’s vision of 1955. Also, the most annoying character of this franchise, Biff (Thomas F. Wilson), takes up too much room. Still, the leads are great and the writer makes the complicated story work very well, with its journeys back and forth in time. To top it off, the film ends with an exciting twist.
1989-U.S. 107 min. Color. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Cast: Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly), Christopher Lloyd (Emmett Brown), Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines), Thomas F. Wilson, Harry Waters, Jr., Charles Fleischer… Elisabeth Shue, Elijah Wood, Billy Zane.
Trivia: Followed by Back to the Future Part III (1990).
BAFTA: Best Special Effects.