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PEE Poll: Which Back to the Future film is your favorite?
Back to the Future I   -7 (58.3%)
Back to the Future II   -3 (25%)
Back to the Future III   -2 (16.7%)
Total Voters: 12

Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« on: 11-17-2013 05:09 »

With the amount of talk BTTF gets on this website, a whole BTTF thread should just be made...GET ON WITH IT mad
Well, here you have it, folks, a Back to the Future thread! I decided to make it because the Movie Review thread was getting a bit off-topic, and as Chair said, it'd make more sense to open a BTTF thread than to bog up the Movie Review thread with discussions about the film.

Continuing what was being talked about, I also think the 'Old Biff disappearing' scene should've been left in the film. It makes the entire films seem even more well-written, as it shows that the writers understood that what Old Biff did caused a change that would cease his existence. I think removing it simply because some audience members wouldn't get it was a poor choice, as I'm sure more would understand it than they thought. I'm glad we're able to see it now, though, so we can get the full experience.
My Manwich

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« Reply #1 on: 11-17-2013 05:20 »

How did Doc Brown build a time machine with 1880's parts?
Jezzem

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« Reply #2 on: 11-17-2013 10:21 »
« Last Edit on: 11-17-2013 10:22 »

Like most reasonable people, my personal list of best-to-worst BTTF movies goes 2-1-3 (I actually really like 3, but it's definitely the weakest of the bunch).

Regarding the discussion from the movie thread: I'd actually forgotten for a second that the old Biff disappearing scene from Part 2 was a deleted scene, as I always mentally add it in when I watch the movie. I also think Tedward made a good point about how Part 2 makes sense using the same rules of stuff changing/disappearing as the first movie.

How did Doc Brown build a time machine with 1880's parts?

He did have a hoverboard made of 2010's parts.
Benderloveer
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« Reply #3 on: 11-17-2013 16:04 »

I still can't decide which BTTF I like the most between 1 and 2, which are for me equally awesome, BTTF3, while very good is just not on the same level.

And the biggest problem of BTTF 2 isn't how old Biff is able to travel to the "original" 2015. It is how can Marty and Jennifer leave in 1985 and still be present in the future with kids and everything.
tyraniak

Urban Legend
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« Reply #4 on: 11-17-2013 16:34 »

1 slightly over 2 since the first one is a much simpler scifi comedy where 2 is a lot more scifi, but both are excellent and 3 is also very fun
My Manwich

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #5 on: 11-17-2013 17:37 »

This thread is heavy.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #6 on: 01-16-2014 20:54 »

BTTF III is quite underrated, imo.
Tachyon

Space Pope
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« Reply #7 on: 01-16-2014 21:09 »


I've only seen snippets of II and III.  But from the tone of your post I'm inferring that I ought to do so.

Xanfor

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« Reply #8 on: 01-16-2014 22:18 »

I would rate them in order of quality: I, then III, then II. II isn't worse than than I and III, but it suffers ever so slightly due to ending in-between stories. You can watch I and III and be satisfied with the resolved plots, but II sort of requires you follow through with III.

As far as consistency of quality is concerned, this trilogy and the Toy Story trilogy are tied for first place.
MeatablePie

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« Reply #9 on: 01-17-2014 02:13 »
« Last Edit on: 01-17-2014 02:15 »

I have only seen parts of BTTF and I think I'm the only one that isn't named Jezzem that thinks BTTF II was the strongest of the bunch.
Monster_Robot_Maniac

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« Reply #10 on: 01-17-2014 02:46 »

I liked it the most, as well. I liked it the most mainly because I think it was the most Science Fiction-y, and it made the best use of the time travel concept. Plus, it's the one that bound all three movies together almost seamlessly (although it technically does have its' flaws regarding the time travel concept).
tyraniak

Urban Legend
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« Reply #11 on: 01-17-2014 03:00 »

I just heard comedian john mullaney comment on his favorite part is they never explain how a teenager became best friends with a disgraced nuclear physicist
Gorky

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« Reply #12 on: 01-18-2014 01:22 »
« Last Edit on: 01-18-2014 01:23 »

I think the whole Marty/Doc thing works because Marty doesn't seem to fit in all that well at school (Jennifer seems to be his only age-appropriate friend), in the same way Doc doesn't fit in all that well anywhere; they're both lone wolf/solitary eagle types. I mean, I don't know how they initially met, but their ability to maintain a friendship makes perfect sense to me.

I have only seen parts of BTTF and I think I'm the only one that isn't named Jezzem that thinks BTTF II was the strongest of the bunch.

I also think Super King Part II is the best one of the three. I appreciate Xanfor's point about it being inextricable from the rest of the trilogy, but I don't think it suffers for that fact. In addition to all the sci-fi goodness/coolness that M_R_M mentions, I appreciate its darker tone (the first movie is slightly wackier, and the third is a full-on romp*); it's the most emotionally-resonant of all three films, and as a super-sensitive girl that appeals to me.

*"Wacky" and "romp," of course, are not negative terms; I think the trilogy as a whole is pretty awesome, and all three movies are damn good individually.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #13 on: 01-18-2014 04:03 »

Whilst I have to agree that Part II is probably the best in terms of having a darker, more complex, and ultimately more fulfilling story, my favourite is the third one. The one reason why this should be so is that one of the stars of that film is a steam locomotive.

Sierra No. 3 is what takes BTTF III from being an enjoyable film to being an enjoyable film with a huge steam train in it, and I think that we can all agree we need more of those in this world.
MeatablePie

Professor
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« Reply #14 on: 01-18-2014 05:14 »

Sierra No. 3 is what takes BTTF III from being an enjoyable film to being an enjoyable film with a huge steam train in it, and I think that we can all agree we need more of those in this world.

Anything is better with steam trains.

As long as the ending doesn't end in artistic integrity.
Lyra405

Bending Unit
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« Reply #15 on: 01-18-2014 14:07 »

I guess my favourite is I, but I went for III because I considered it my favourite by far a few years ago, and now I see it as underrated. The Back To The Future films are definitely some of my favourites. As for II, I don't really know what I think of it.
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