Bob Gale has said there will never be a Back to the Future Part IV. In almost the same sentence he said the closest we will ever get is Back to the Future: The Game. So, Adam Koralik took matters into his own hands. He recorded a complete play through of the game, edited out all the gameplay, and what remains is now a near cinematic experience.
Robert Zemeckis moved on to CGI movies soon after Back to the Future. Watching this edit, you can imagine Zemeckis decided to make a CGI Back to the Future sequel. Though because all gameplay includes almost all walking from one thing to another, the jump cuts can sometimes feel disjointed and reminiscent of a dream where you’re suddenly in one place with no memory of how you got there. If it was intentional to make me feel like I’m dreaming while watching Back to the Future Part IV, then well played, Adam.
Adam brings up an interesting point in his introduction to Part V. Back to the Future Part II and Part III were essentially one movie split up into two because of its length. The same thing happens here. The game was so long that Chapters 1 and 2 were made into Part IV, then Chapters 3, 4, and 5 were made into Part V. Part IV is 1 hour and 47 minutes. Part V is 2 hours and 27 minutes.
Of course you will get a much fuller experience if you play the game yourself. You will learn more about Hill Valley and hear more jokes. But if you want to just relax and watch something, especially after a marathon of the trilogy, this is perfect.
Here is Part IV:
Here is Part V:
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