Marty and Doc travel to 2015 to deal with Marty's future son,
starting a chain reaction that creates a hellish alternate 1985.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Written by Bob Gale
Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson,
Thomas F. Wilson, Elisabeth Shue, James Tolkan
Sequel to 1985's Back to the Future
Oscar Nominations - Best Visual Effects
The sequel to my favorite movie definitely lives up to the first. The plot is engaging and suspenseful with the chemistry between Fox and Lloyd driving the story. Nearly everybody from the first one returns and doesn't skip a beat, falling back into their roles with ease.
What really makes this one so cool is all the split-screen acting. Pretty much every actor plays more than one character, and they shot it in split-screen to look more realistic. The end result is seamless. You can't even tell it's the same person. Of course, while the split-screen is cool, their version of the distant future is even cooler.
Zemeckis and Gale's version of 2015 is so far from the real thing that it's hilarious. That doesn't mean it still isn't awesome. Flying cars, hoverboards, power laces, and the 19th Jaws movie are still things we future dwellers are waiting for. In the meantime, we can sit back and watch the 2015 we all have in our dreams.