BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (1989) and Re-Establishing

We continue the franchise with the next Zemeckis installment, and it’s a divisive one! We talk American politics (inevitably), Spaghetti westerns (less inevitably), and how this is an interesting re-establishing of the first film.

This Week’s Watching
KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2017): Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson
IRON FIST (2017): Scott Buck, Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick
THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT (1995): Rob Reiner, Michael Douglas, Annette Bening
PIRANHA 3D (2010): Alexandre Aja, Elisabeth Shue, Adam Scott
THE FACULTY (1998): Robert Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Clea Duvall
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? (1988): Robert Zemeckis, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd
Firstly, Sam mentions the Marx brothers when we discuss the opening diner scene; this, as the URL suggests, is a fairly comprehensive resource! Here’s a summary of the ‘Dollars’ trilogy, for those unfamiliar with Biff’s favourite film: Back on BTTF territory, here’s an article we really should have linked to last week: Finally, here are a couple of vindications of Sam’s half-remembered Zemeckis—Spielberg connection: (see? he was an EP!) and (There are, sadly, no vindications of his theory that Elijah Wood and Orlando Bloom are secretly the same person.)