Michael J Fox, Christopher Loydd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F Wilson, Lea
Thompson, Elisabeth Shue
1990, 118 minutes, Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Description: Shot back-to-back with Back to the Future II, this final chapter in the
series is less hectic than that film and has the same sweet spirit of the first,
albeit in a whole new setting. This time, Michael J. Fox's character ends up in
the Old West of 1885, trying to prevent the death of mad scientist Christopher
Lloyd at the hands of a gunman. -
the whole Back to the Future scenario into the Wild West
works surprisingly well and this film is actually better than
number two in the series. The make-up effects are better
and the story isn't as convoluted or confusing.
Part of the fun is that by now
that we know the characters so well that it is interesting to see them in their
Wild West reincarnations. And we would approach the Wild
West in the same way Michael J. Fox does in the film: with the knowledge of
dozens of Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns . . .
as always, nothing is to be taken seriously and audiences are
even treated to the sight of ZZ Top appearing as a cowboy
square dance band! See Part III:
it manages to recapture the sense of fun that made the first
Back to the Future so memorable and enjoyable.