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2012
unknownj
I have reached a conclusion, at last...

The greatest movie ever made is Back to the Future. Without a doubt.

Though a thought did occur to me.. Here's a rough summary of the trilogy:
Marginally petulant kid, dissatisfied with his life, meets older gentleman for excitement and adventure. Older gentleman dies. Kid eventually triumphs.

Sequel involves a whole bunch of stuff continually going wrong, with more emphasis on situations and character than a clear beginning/middle/end structure. Entire film has a very dark feel. Ending is a bit of a bum note, but there's a sense of hope and anticipation for the conclusion of the trilogy.

Third movie signals a return to the style of the first movie, with a plot that involves a bit more fun and lightness, but ultimately puts the main characters in a more immediate peril than the first movie. The plot mirrors that of the first movie to an extent, and includes romantic themes that were left unexplored in the previous movies.
How is that not Star Wars? I'm not complaining, of course, but still - I can't help but feel that it's similar in many respects..

Oh, and anybody who claims that Jedi doesn't involve more immediate peril than the other movies is crazy.. Characters like Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca etc. all directly fight, Luke is at risk of being turned to the Dark Side, there are injuries, Ewoks get killed, and let's not forget those poor Bothan spies..

But while similar, I have to say Back to the Future is better. Every time I listen to Earth Angel on my mp3 player I get massive tingles, and am nearly brought to tears (not that I understand that particular emotional response).. So when next I have to figure out what my favourite movie is, this will be my answer.
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Dude. Lord of the Rings totally kicks Star Wars' ass.

Marginally petulant kid
-Marty isn't marginally petulant.

Older gentleman dies
-Given the purpose each death serves to its respective film, all you've got here is that a character dies and is old. This also happened in Eastenders, I believe.

Sequel involves a whole bunch of stuff continually going wrong
-The same can be said of most films. Star Wars, Back To The Future, Return Of The Jedi and Back To The Future 3 to name four.

more emphasis on situations and character than a clear beginning/middle/end structure
-Back To The Future 2 focuses less on character than the films either side of it. As for a beginning, middle and end, how about: Hoth; Dagobah and the asteroid belt; and Cloud City?

Ending is a bit of a bum note
-Back To The Future 2 doesn't end on a bum note. It practically ends on a big fat joke that the whole film has been building towards. A really fucking exciting joke, mind you.

Third movie signals a return to the style of the first movie
-On the whole, I would say that Return Of The Jedi has much more in common with The Empire Strikes Back than with A New Hope, but I can see what you mean in terms of tone.

a plot that involves a bit more fun and lightness
-I don't think the Doc's impending death in the old west is more fun and light than a future with flying cars and hoverboards, nor Marty running around within the previous film.

includes romantic themes that were left unexplored in the previous movies.
-Han and Leia's romance is explored in more depth in The Empire Strikes Back than in Return Of The Jedi.

Aside from that, I agree. Earth Angel is great.

I liked both movies. In Star Wars, I much prefer the original trilogy. I thought the acting was very weak in the prequel movies. In fact, I remember walking out of theatre in the middle of the first prequel. I couldn't stand that character Jar Jar. I enjoyed that acting in Back To the Future

BTTF is probably one of my favorite movies of all time.

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