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Everestkid

68 points

2 months ago

3 is weird because it feels like they wanted to make a Western but they needed to somehow tie it into the other Back to the Future movies. Although I did like the central plot point of being unable to drive the DeLorean because there wouldn't be a gas station in the area for decades.

I suppose I like 2 best because it's the most intricate of the three - 1 and 3 are just "go back in time, fix the thing that went wrong, go back to the future." oh that's why it's called that /s 2's got the actual future and alternate timeline fuckery going on, plus it ties in really well with 1.

thelastskier

12 points

2 months ago

See, the alternate timeline fuckery is something that always felt like a jarring plot-hole in 2 for me. How did Biff manage to travel back into the original 2015, but Doc and Marty somehow travelled to the alternate 1985?

DMPunk

15 points

2 months ago

DMPunk

15 points

2 months ago

There's a deleted scene that shows Biff fading from existence in 2015 after he returns from 1955, which just underlines the plot hole. If Biff changed the past so much he doesn't even exist in his original timeslot, then how did any of that happen?

bobrob2004

8 points

2 months ago

That plot hole is in 1 too. If Marty interfered with his parents first meeting, why does it take a week for him to disappear? How can he effect anything in the past if he doesn't exist? Biff eventually disappears, just like Marty would have. It just doesn't happen immediately.

EthosPathosLegos

12 points

2 months ago*

As a lifetime BTTF fan i have come to the theory that cause and effects take time to eminate through... well time. Marty's original reality was slowly being replaced by the affects of his actions in 1955 but those affects aren't instantaneous because (and this is movie logic) the affect has to travel linearly from the past to the present. This is why his older brother and sister fade first, because they were born closer to the point he had interfered with time. Basically the way i see it is that, changes made in the past that will create a timeline that overwrites the original timelines take time to catch up with the original future.

DMPunk

4 points

2 months ago

DMPunk

4 points

2 months ago

That makes sense. I guess time has to be slower than 88mph for this all to be possible in the first place

Pipehead_420

4 points

2 months ago

I’ve seen the movie so many times and never really through about that part. It’s kinda ruined it a bit for me now..

somedude224

3 points

2 months ago

It fixes 90 percent of the trilogy’s plot holes if you subscribe to the idea that time doesn’t change instantaneously, but instead slowly merges/or branches timelines over a period of hours/days.

Time works much less linear in BTTF. The future isn’t written, it’s constantly changing based on whether the events of that day continue into the next, and so on. Which is why Marty exists when his plan is working and why he starts to fade out when it stops working.

ilion

2 points

2 months ago

ilion

2 points

2 months ago

Pretty certain Doc even says something like this in part I.

yaboimankeez

4 points

2 months ago

It’s not a plot hole. Real 2015 Biff returns to his original timeline because, in 1955, a few hours after he gave his younger self the almanac, doc and Marty retrieve it, so the billionaire Biff 1985 timeline never happens.

thelastskier

2 points

2 months ago

Still doesn't explain how Doc and Marty ended up in the altered 1985 timeline when they only travelled back in time from the 'original' 2015.

racer_24_4evr

1 points

2 months ago

I’m in the minority where I prefer 3 to 2, although as I get older I appreciate 2 more and more.

dkarlovi

0 points

2 months ago

2 is by far the best one.