Part II Minute 47 – The Easy Way

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Marty is hit over the head and wakes up in bed on the 27th floor with his mother.

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One thought on “Part II Minute 47 – The Easy Way

  1. I keep wondering what filming that kiss was like for Tom F. Wilson and Lea Thompson to do. It looks so incredibly awkward that I cringe every time I see it. 🙁

    I didn’t realize that Billy Zane never had any lines in Part 1. O_O

    They must’ve done the “the eeeeeasy waaaaay” line from Marty’s POV and as Marty is losing consciousness, 3-D’s line gets slurred because Marty’s hearing is going. But yeah, going unconscious all of a sudden doesn’t slur other people’s speech when you’re going down for the count.

    Hollywood Dark is so awkward! There are some movies where the room/cavern/whatever looks like it’s early morning, and yet we’re supposed to believe that it’s so dark that you can’t see anything. Which makes it especially jarring when the characters are then brought into a fully-lit area, and you’re like, “Oh, that was supposed to be dark? Oops.”

    I love that you misquote it as 1876 because that was from the Telltale game. 😀

    (Hi, guys! I’m driving myself crazy trying to find my apparently awesome comment. Craaaap. I need to get back to just commenting on every single day instead of catching up in batches. *shaaame*)

    You’ve got a really good point about how the movie is supposed to be about Marty, and how it tries to force him to be unlikeable when our boy Marty doesn’t come across that way. The way that you guys have been talking about the script — not just the film, but also 1967 and Paradox — it sounds like this future-Marty has a lot of unlikeable traits, but again, we get *told* he has those traits.

    While looking for the awesome comment I left, I found a few of the other comments I made about how the “telling not showing” method that the Bobs used for Part 2 really didn’t work for me because there are so many large gaps in his life that we don’t know about. How are we supposed to believe that this older, sad man is what our Marty becomes when he goes the long way around in time?

    Because we see Marty being his adorable self, even in 2015 when he’s thinking of using the almanac to make a few bucks on the side, it’s difficult for us to see the narrative and personal threat of Marty turning into this guy. We’ve never seen Marty driving a car in Part 1 (except for quick scene transitions), so how are we supposed to believe that he’d drag-race a bully and get into a car accident? We’ve never seen Marty get riled up when someone called him a chicken, so how are we supposed to believe that he does all of a sudden, and that’s the root problem for most of his woes in the future? There’s only so many times that you can say, “It’s the revised timeline making revisions to Marty’s life and experiences” before it feels like you’re trying to make excuses for blatant OOC behavior. :\

    Seeing how the comics are being written, and seeing how the first movie came out, I really do think that Bob Gale needs to work with someone in order to produce a better product. There have been times when I collaborated with someone, and it really did turn into something special, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Bob Gale has a similar mode of operating. With him making unilateral decisions about character and plot, he ends up mis-stepping from time to time, and we can see the missteps, so it doesn’t quite work.

    “America’s Biggest Winner” sounds even more Biff Tannen than “The Luckiest Man Alive”. Also, Biff being a construction worker is fascinating. It’s a field that will a burly guy like Biff would fit in well. There’s always work — roads re-paved, tearing down old businesses, building or renovating new ones, all kinds of stuff — but I can see Biff seeing the head honcho getting to sit on his ass while the minions do the hard work, and him wanting to have that kind of cushy job.

    In the Hell Valley timeline, it’s especially interesting because Biff has seen the almanac for himself when he was 18. He doesn’t technically *need* to get a job because he just has to wait until he’s 21, and then he’s on easy street. However, I can see his grandmother kicking him out of the house, and he needs to get a job to support himself, and construction doesn’t require a college degree. He really is just biding his time before he can start making bets. Hell, he would’ve started socking away a good chunk so that he could “win his first million betting on a horse race”. (sorry, I could hear Doc saying the line, I couldn’t resist quoting.)

    Awww, I love how Marty trusts that Doc would know how to fix things, no matter the script. Marty randomly passing out, however, is super dumb.

    Lorraine smoking from one of those cigarette holders feels weird, because I only ever associate those with women from film noir movies and detective pulp fiction or something. Lorraine Tannen is, sadly, not that classy.

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