The Movies That Made Us Season 2 premiered on 23rd July 2021 on Netflix. The 4-episode long series is a spinoff to The Toys That Made Us, directed by Brian Volk-Weiss.
– The Movies That Made Us season 2 review contains no spoilers –
Timeless and Worthy!
The Movies That Made Us Season 2 brings back the much-awaited series on Netflix, again, with 4 timeless classics to discuss and closely follow namely Back to the Future, Pretty Woman, Jurassic Park, and Forrest Gump. We have already dived deep into the making and minds behind movies such as Dirty Dancing, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Elf, Home Alone, Die Hard, and Ghostbusters with The Movies That Made Us Season 1 and The Holiday Movies That Made Us. It’s fun and undeniably engaging.
The first episode is about the 1985 film Back to the Future directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale. The episode talks about the highs and lows that the people involved had to face with a lot at stake. There are talks about technical aspects, designing aspects, casting, and everything that one might want to know about the making of the film.
The second episode revolves around Pretty Woman directed by Garry Marshall, from a screenplay by J. F. Lawton. The film also marks the shining of the amazing and immaculate Julia Roberts into Hollywood. Other than that, the film also marks Disney’s progression into films that are not away from reality as the film features no princess but is a story of a prostitute named Vivian who works in the red light area of Hollywood Boulevard. The episode tells us about the nitty-gritty of the making, the scriptwriting, and the beauty and expertise of everyone involved. It’s amazing!
The third episode of The Movies That Made Us Season 2 revolves around, the timeless film that to date is seamlessly creating more instalments in the franchise. An all-time favourite Dinosaur world i.e., Jurassic Park. Created by Michael Crichton, the film is a milestone in the world of animation and filmmaking and is still considered one of the greatest films of the 1990s. The episode is engrossing as it tells the smallest of details and the biggest of struggles that the cast and crew had to face in bringing this classic to the screen that remains a timeless household name and a film for people across age groups!
The fourth and final episode of the series takes us deeper into the world of Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis. A timeless classic that affects people across the world with things to remember and feel. It’s iconic. But what if I told you that Forrest Gump was turned into a forgotten script, left in a box? What a shame it would have been. Said to be culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant, the making of Forrest Gump came with its own set of troubles, troubles big enough to shut down the entire project but it was the team that won. The spirit of making a film that travels across time and tells a story!
What makes The Movies That Made Us Season 2, a series that is more than just facts and figures or a montage of filmmaking, is the way it is narrated and brought forth. Every episode has a personal touch to it. These films are more than just box office successes, these are the stories of hard work, emotions, expectation, inspiration, and more.
The main focus of The Movies That Made Us Season 2 is on the crew – the writer, directors, producers, animators, casting crew, assistants, and technical talent, and the blood and sweat it costs to bring one movie on-screen with everything around screaming what if it fails and with the studios lingering on your head. It’s no piece of cake, my friend.
Stream It or Skip It
STREAM IT! The Movies That Made Us Season 2 is fun, informative, engaging, and doesn’t keep its viewers rolling in stats but rather shows emotions, hard work, and well everything one might wish!
What other classics would you like to see in the upcoming season, if any, tell us in the comments below!
The Movies That Made Us Season 2 is streaming now on Netflix.