The Movies That Made Us: Season 2

  • 07 Aug - 13 Aug, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly

Everyone loves a good movie. What most people don’t realise is that behind every good movie is an even greater story about how it got made. In the second season of Netflix’s The Movies That Made Us there’s a stronger emphasis on that. Similar to the previous season, this one features a behind-the-scenes look at four brand new classics: Back to the Future, Pretty Woman, Jurassic Park, and Forrest Gump. In the opening of that episode, we’re shown the version of the film that was made before Michael J. Foxx was brought on board. However, it was interesting to see some rare footage from that point firsthand. Now, the only complaint about this season is that even though all four films are unlike each other categorically, they do double-dip in terms of the people involved. As a result, unlike the first season, this one occasionally feels repetitive. As beloved as all those films are, and as fascinating as each of their respective episodes are, it would have been nice to delve into films with different talents associated. The pool of classics to choose from, after all, is infinite. Still, each episode of The Movies That Made Us has the power to truly make someone see cinema in a new light. The way in which filmmakers return to their craft over and over again might be comparable to insanity, but it’s also incredible.