It’s taken me 19 years of viewing to noticed the Mall thing and foxymoron noticed it on thie first viewing at age 12! I am dense. :smack:
BiblioCat I didn’t think you were being snide. I was just trying to save face but I don’t think I’ll be able to pull that off now that foxymoron has chimed in.
I like III better too. There’s lots of great stuff in II but it’s definitely the weakest in the series. The segments in 2015 and the altered 1985 kinda go overboard in the “wacky stuff” department. Surprisingly, it’s the time period that had already been done before that was the best part of the movie, the 1955 stuff (and since this is the last segment the viewer at least can count on the film ending on a solid note). Intertwining the new movie plot with the old movie plot (and footage), worked really well.
III is just good fun entertainment from start to finish, much more consistently entertaining than II. Michael J. Fox is a bit cheesy playing his Irish great grandfather but, mercifully, that character’s scenes are few and brief. Oh, and this one’s got Mary Steenburgen (no shots of her bare ass like in Life as a House, but it’s Mary Steenburgen none the less).
Interesting side note: My spell check has no problem with “Steenburgen”- I was surprised!
Here’s the IMDB Trivia Page for Safety Last, in case anyone’s interested. Harold Lloyd get more points than Christopher Lloyd. Christopher Lloyd had the use of all ten fingers when hanging from the clock. Harold Lloyd only had eight!
Anyone know if Zemeckis was deliberately paying homage, or do we think it was just a coincidence?