Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
History is about to be rewritten by two guys who can't spell.
Bill and Ted have spent so much time forming their rock band, The Wyld Stallyns, that they're flunking history. When Ted's dad threatens to send him away to military school, Bill and Ted realize it could mean the most heinous end of The Stallyns! Luckly, a guide from the future, Rufus, has come to them with a most bodacious solution.
I'm convinced that if we watch this film at least once a year we will have most excellent world peace.
Be excellent to each other.
I did not expect this film to hold up this well after all these years. I think the key to it is that most comedies of it's like have a soul purpose of containing as much crude humor as possible and not much else. Bill & Ted on the other hand is surprisingly lighthearted with it's ridiculous storyline about two dudes that supposedly change the world in the future through their music.
Having Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) demonstrate that they have no musical talent to speak of just adds to the charm. It's their enthusiasm that gets it over. Wyld Stallyns Rule! They're just big kids that want to be the world's…
I still believe this to be the most underrated film of all time. Original storytelling, great characters and it has one of my favorite endings of all time. That school report is the bee's knees! I still try to live my life by the mantra of Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan: "Be Excellent to Each Other... and PARTY ON DUDES!
"San Dimas High School football rules!"
What a most bodacious and excellent adventure. Thank you, dudes.
Film 19 for my December Challenge.
"Strange things are afoot at the Circle K..."
Showing its age now, but still a nice little fun-filled film which takes itself none too seriously.
Both Winter (Bill) and Reeves (Ted) play their simple minded, teenage, idiot characters well... in fact it's quite difficult to tell if Keanu ever really got out of 'Ted' mode in some of his other films!
It was never designed to be a cinematic masterpiece, but rather a little slice of time travel fun with some amusing moments and dialogue strewn about throughout... and in this respect it passes muster.
So go now, watch it, enjoy it... be excellent to one another, and party on, dude!
The path that Chris Bell takes through the topic really matches my own, at the beginning I'm thinking 'steroids are bad', and then somewhere along the way I realize I never asked why. Then later on I'm left thinking they are actually pretty irrelevant and the topic is just blown way out of proportion.
This movie is stupid, yet none of its flaws managed to bother me because it's just so fun and likeable, and I got some good laughs out of it.
I grew up on this movie. To this day, I can still name the top quotes from this movie... with pleasure. My mother showed me this movie when I was VERY young, and I intend on making sure my kids watch this (and the sequels... MY GOD THERE IS GOING TO BE ANOTHER ONE) and hopefully they love it just as much as I still do.
Hi, welcome to the future. San Dimas, California, 2688. And I'm telling you it's great here. The air is clean, the water's clean, even the dirt, it's clean. Bowling averages are way up, mini-golf scores are way down. And we have more excellent water slides than any other planet we communicate with. I'm telling you this place is great! But it almost wasn't. You see, 700 years ago, the two great ones, ran into a few problems. So now I have to travel back in time to help them out. If I should fail to keep these two on the correct path, the basis of our society will be in danger. Don't worry, it'll all make sense. I'm a professional. - Rufus
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
San Dimas High School football rules!
Somehow my wife had never seen this before, so we watched it. 20+ years later it's still awesome: Keanu Reeve's Ted Theodore Logan is still a bonehead, Jane Wiedlin is still the most adorable Joan of Arc ever, and San Dimas High School Football still rules!
This was one of my favorite movies as a little kid - I even wrote an incredibly inaccurate elementary school report about it. I'm not as enamored with it these days, but it's still a lot of clever fun. It's a lot smarter than it looks.
Two boys go on this excellent trip through time to get there history report done :D hillerious
"be excellent to each other" "party on dudes"