In this new episode of Over/Under Movies, a podcast where we review one overrated and one underrated film, Erik, Ryan, and Oktay catches sequel fever and dig into two blockbuster sequels from the very late 80s (One of them technically counts as being from the very early 90s, but whatevs). The movie picks for this episode comes courtesy of Erik.
First we discuss whether or not Back to the Future Part II is a good film or even a good sequel on its own, regardless of how fun and crazy it might be. If Ryan and Oktay disagrees with Erik's assertion that the beloved sequel is overrated, is there an alternate timeline where they agree with him?
Then we move on to not only the craziest sequel ever made, but one of the most deliciously deliberate bats--t crazy big budget movies to came out of the Hollywood system, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Will our critics embrace the sequel's wildly shifting tones between smart anti-corporate satire and live-action Looney Tunes cartoon, or will they act like a bunch of squares?
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Erik McClanahan is the lead film critic at Oregon Arts Watch, co-host of the Adjust Your Tracking podcast (Also available on iTunes) and a contributor at The Playlist.
Ryan Oliver is a contributor at Gotchamovies.com. He writes reviews and articles for them, and co-hosts their Unspooled Reel podcast.
Oktay Ege Kozak is a film critic for The Oregon Herald, Beyazperde, DVD Talk and is also a contributor and film critic at The Playlist.