travel stories can become mightily confusing and this film, which follows immediately
on the events chronicled in Back to the Future (1985), becomes incredibly
Nonetheless, despite the plot confusion there is some fun to be had as Michael J. Fox
and Christopher Lloyd travel to several alternate futures to patch
up problems that they have caused themselves - albeit directly or indirectly.
(Back to the Future Part II extensively employs the alternate timeline
gimmick, one which has been used often in literary science fiction, but seldomly
in its celluloid sibling...)
the film ultimately relies on too many cheesy make-up routines in which characters
play their older (and female!) selves which makes it not exactly the best movie
in this series...
Review by James O'Ehley from The
Sci-Fi Movie Page.