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Old 22-03-2013, 00:50
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Hi all what are your views on this movie? Did you think it had the right ending? Do you think it could have ended better? I throught it was a great movie and a great send off.
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Old 22-03-2013, 00:53
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Weakest of the three, but still a very enjoyable movie and a great end to the trilogy. Clara annoys me though, and I wasn't a fan of the whole romance plot.
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Old 22-03-2013, 01:28
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Weakest of the three, but still a very enjoyable movie and a great end to the trilogy. Clara annoys me though, and I wasn't a fan of the whole romance plot.
Clara I argee was annoy. But I think part 2 was the weakest.
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Old 22-03-2013, 01:29
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I loved 3 & found it a lot better than part 2
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Old 22-03-2013, 02:21
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Part III was enjoyable in its own way. It was a much simpler and more straightforward adventure film than Part II, which was really quite dark in places. Part II had a brilliantly intricate plot though.

I liked the shift to Doc, and some of the set pieces (the train sequence in particular) were really well executed. It was a lovely, fitting end to a superb trilogy.
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Old 22-03-2013, 02:56
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It gets a bit of a thrashing but it really doesn't deserve it. I personally love all three films.
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Old 22-03-2013, 05:10
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I love all three films. As a kid I always disliked this one. Not a fan of westerns in general and I found it quite boring but now I think it's great. Part 2's great but it was a frantic adventure with lots of special effects so after you've watched that it's nice to get back to a simpler more straightforward story like the first.The climax was great.
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Old 22-03-2013, 05:33
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It gets a bit of a thrashing but it really doesn't deserve it. I personally love all three films.
I wouldn't say so.It's got a 7.2 rating on IMDB,and a 72% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.Don't get me wrong I don't take those sites too seriously but they're good ratings and you do see alot of positive feedback about it from critics too.The Back To The Future series is generally considered to be one of the best trilogies.
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Old 22-03-2013, 08:44
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Part II was brilliant
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Old 22-03-2013, 08:47
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I love all three films. As a kid I always disliked this one. Not a fan of westerns in general and I found it quite boring but now I think it's great. Part 2's great but it was a frantic adventure with lots of special effects so after you've watched that it's nice to get back to a simpler more straightforward story like the first.The climax was great.
I'm the same: As a teenager I thought it was a lot worse that the first two however I now think it's on a similar level. The ending (ie when the doctor comes back in the train) is very OTT though.
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Old 22-03-2013, 09:56
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The BTTF trilogy is terrific, but the first film is easily the best. Am almost perfect film. I like that 2 and 3 are different from each other. They didn't just make the same film again to diminishing returns. I enjoy them both. The only dud note for me was the addition of 'Chicken' being a trigger word for Marty's temper, to shoehorn in the 'failed future' stuff for him and give him some kind of redemption at the end.
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Old 22-03-2013, 10:39
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Part III is a great movie and far more in keeping with the tone of the first film than Part II, which gives short-shrift to characterisation. I've never wanted a part 4 and think it's a good ending.

I don't understand the bashing Part III receives nowadays, especially since, in the nineties, it was Part II that seemed to have a rough ride. Part II is clever but suffers from a lot of compromises due to the jokey ending of the first film. (eg. why do Marty and Jennifer need to go 30 years into the future to save their unborn kids, why not just deal with it when they're born?!, the absence of Claudia Wells, Crispin Glover and the need to, effectively, write out Jennifer and George for different reasons).

Of course, neither sequel is as good as the first film. But then, what is?
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Old 22-03-2013, 11:18
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Thomas F Wilson's (Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen) contribution to the third one, I thought he was a revalation in the role. I believe he was the unsung hero of all of the movies, to be honest, playing many different variations of the character depending on the period.

And I love this little BTTF related song he does as part of his stand up act (He does not really act these days).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwY5o2fsG7Y
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Old 22-03-2013, 12:36
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It's superb. There are no weak films in the BTTF trilogy.
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Old 22-03-2013, 12:53
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Thomas F Wilson's (Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen) contribution to the third one, I thought he was a revalation in the role. I believe he was the unsung hero of all of the movies, to be honest, playing many different variations of the character depending on the period.

And I love this little BTTF related song he does as part of his stand up act (He does not really act these days).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwY5o2fsG7Y
I agree totally. His clever overplaying of the baddie role made all three films amusing and entertaining. It such a shame he doesnt allow any talk of his involvement in back to the future, hates his association with it and wont entertain interviews.
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Old 22-03-2013, 12:58
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Part III is a great movie and far more in keeping with the tone of the first film than Part II, which gives short-shrift to characterisation. I've never wanted a part 4 and think it's a good ending.

I don't understand the bashing Part III receives nowadays, especially since, in the nineties, it was Part II that seemed to have a rough ride. Part II is clever but suffers from a lot of compromises due to the jokey ending of the first film. (eg. why do Marty and Jennifer need to go 30 years into the future to save their unborn kids, why not just deal with it when they're born?!, the absence of Claudia Wells, Crispin Glover and the need to, effectively, write out Jennifer and George for different reasons).

Of course, neither sequel is as good as the first film. But then, what is?
Part II was seriously hamstrung by the ending of the first film. Just one throwaway line leads to the entire first act of the second film being a complete waste of time that adds nothing to the trilogy as a whole. Although with the exception of sowing the Almanac seed that turns the rest of the film, from the point they go back to the alternative 1985, into a brilliant and inventive piece of cinema.
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Old 22-03-2013, 13:08
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I agree totally. His clever overplaying of the baddie role made all three films amusing and entertaining. It such a shame he doesnt allow any talk of his involvement in back to the future, hates his association with it and wont entertain interviews.
I didn't know that , what happened to his film career ? can't remember seeing him in much at all since .
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Old 22-03-2013, 16:04
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I didn't know that , what happened to his film career ? can't remember seeing him in much at all since .

Hard to say what happened after that...he never really did any major movies after that, just tons of tv series, low-grade movies and videogame voiceovers.

The guy is incredibly talented, no question...my instinct is that he has issues and problems with the studios, maybe with certain people, the whole hollywood process etc, so went off and did his own thing, stand up, music,radio and stuff and just takes the odd acting job now and again to pay the bills.

Still...guy seems happy with what he is doing and that's the main thing.
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Old 22-03-2013, 16:16
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i thought 3 was the best one .... then 1 then 2
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Old 22-03-2013, 16:29
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I thought the first two movies were terrific but the third was a little weaker although I agree that the train sequence was entertaining.


I also remember being slightly miffed when I originally saw part 2 in the cinema and 'to be continued' flashed up on the screen at the end.
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Old 22-03-2013, 16:31
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I thought the first two movies were terrific but the third was a little weaker although I agree that the train sequence was entertaining.


I also remember being slightly miffed when I originally saw part 2 in the cinema and 'to be continued' flashed up on the screen at the end.
To be CONCLUDED.
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Old 22-03-2013, 16:31
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with 2 the issues where that they never really planned a sequel to 1 so the line that leads to it was truly a throw away line -
anyway i think they didn't do to bad a job considering and if you look at most sequels produced since then quite frankly this lot did an amazing job!!!

i always preferred 2 at the time but the general consensus was that 3 was better - strange how that's all changed since!!!
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Old 22-03-2013, 16:38
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with 2 the issues where that they never really planned a sequel to 1 so the line that leads to it was truly a throw away line -
anyway i think they didn't do to bad a job considering and if you look at most sequels produced since then quite frankly this lot did an amazing job!!!

i always preferred 2 at the time but the general consensus was that 3 was better - strange how that's all changed since!!!
Yeah, I think at the time Part II was perceived as too complex, dark and not really in keeping with the tone of the first film. Which is true to some extent, but there's plenty of adventure in there.
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Old 22-03-2013, 16:39
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It's my favourite Back to the Future film, such great fun
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Old 22-03-2013, 17:08
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Watching Part 3 now makes me a bit sad as it was whilst making it that Michael J Fox first started having symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. He initially thought it was being caused by an error made when filming the lynching scene and he was nearly hung for real.
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