5 Great Comedy Movie Sequels (And 5 That Were Disappointments)
3. Back To The Future Part II (1989)
When people talk about the "Back to the Future" trilogy, it's generally accepted that the first one is way better than the last two. While that is an absolute fact, it's almost unfair as there was no way director Robert Zemeckis could ever top the first. "Back to the Future" is pure entertainment. It has a fun premise, a likable, charismatic lead actor, and the film never takes itself too seriously. There are very few blockbuster films that I enjoy more than "Back to the Future." Whenever it comes on TV, I immediately stop what I am doing and watch until the very end. So, "Part II" had all those odds stacked against it, but it still manages to succeed despite incredibly high expectations. The second one is guilty of having a much bigger budget than the first, which I previously cited as being a bad sign for a comedy sequel. But "Back to the Future Part II" has such a wacky concept that it all manages to work. I love that we go back to 1955 and attempt to re-do moments that happened in the first movie. I like the humorous little details and predictions that are made about the future, some of which have since come true. Even though the movie sort of gets lost in its own details, with their being various versions of the past and future, there's a light, humorous approach to the entire thing that makes it all worthwhile. Again, this is definitely not as good as the first, but if it was on TV, I would probably watch it too.. Now "Part III," on the other hand... I'd rather not talk about that one.