Which is the Best Back to the Future Film?

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  1. StevenJ

    StevenJ Stunt Coordinator

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    I personally like part 2 the best, then one, then part 3.

    I think the films should be put together as one 6 hour film
     
  2. Randy Korstick

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    I agree with your order.
    2 was the most creative and imaginative. Actually a little hard to keep up with and seems to be the underatted one of the series.
    1 the original. I actually didn't like this movie that much until I saw part 2.
    3
     
  3. BradG

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    I too, have to agree with your order.

    2 is the best, followed by 1 and then 3.

    I think that our first 3 opinions will be the minority, however, as many, many people seem to not like 2 or 3, certainly not anywhere near as much as #1.
     
  4. Edwin-S

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    Number one was the best: number two was a close second. Number 3!? Well, let's just say they should have quit while they were ahead.
     
  5. David Dennison

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    1 then 2 then 3 for me, but I agree they play well as one long movie. I am so happy to finally have these on DVD. Just played the first one this afternoon and might get around to playing the other 2 tonight.[​IMG]
     
  6. MickeS

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    I can't believe you guys put number 2 on top. IMO it's easily the worst one, it's forced, frenzied, too mean-spirited and not very inventive. The best part is seeing the "behind the scenes" stuff from the first movie, but other than that it was a disappointment to me.

    The third one, on the other hand, had romance, humour, warmth and a genuine sense of adventure, similar to the first one. There wasn't the frenetic back and forth in time of the second one, instead it had a better focus on the characters.

    I like the first one the best, simply because it was very imaginative and funny, and felt (still feels) very "fresh" compared to the other two.

    /Mike
     
  7. Alex-C

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    my vote: 1,3,2
     
  8. Steve Christou

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    When the 2nd came out it was my favorite because of all the time paradox shit going on in the story, it was ingenious, perhaps too clever for its own good, and the odd one out of the three, it was the 'Temple of Doom' of that trilogy and it was a bit mean-spirited, but with the passage of time I've reverted back to the first as the best of the trilogy, than comes the 2nd and 3rd. And that was my long-winded way of saying: 1-2-3.
    Watched them on dvd recently, all 3 still hugely enjoyable.[​IMG]
     
  9. Lou Sytsma

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    I haven't seen these in so long that I would have to rewatch them again before I could be absolutely certain.

    Right now I'd probably rate them 1, 3, & 2.
     
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    My order would be.

    2, then 1, and finally 3. BTTF 2 is the most rewatchable and entertaining.
     
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    The problem is the obscene amount of recycling they do in 2 and 3. Same situations /concepts over and over
     
  12. Rich Romero

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    II
    I
    III
    That's my order. [​IMG]
     
  13. Jason Hughes

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    Ditto

    II
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    III

    It never fails to amaze me how many people look at me like I'm nuts when I say I like II the most.
     
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    III
    I
    II
     
  15. Dennis Pagoulatos

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    Does people's age possibly affect the order? (#2 or #3 first? sounds crazy to me!) For example, if people watched #2 first in the theater because they were too young to see #1? I'm babbling, I know... [​IMG]
    I like them in order, 1,2,3 (though 2 & 3 didn't need to be made IMO).
    -Dennis
     
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    It's been awhile since I've seen them too but I'd vote I II III. II was the most fun but I is the undisputed champ. It's a classic that I've seen countless times without growing tired of it. I don't think the sequels would hold up nearly as well to repeated viewings.
     
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    I was able to watch all three today with the commentaries by the producers. Watch the Q & A on Part II and Part III by itself. I love these movies, and will for all of time!
     
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    Can't beat the original, baby!
     
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    Does anyone else think that Old Biff in Part 2 looks amazingly similar to the old John Nash from A Beautiful Mind?

    It's wow-i-zizing.
     

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