Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

September 17, 2006

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – still excellent after all these years.

After my thorough disgust with the sequel, I had to sit down and watch the original to verify whether I am just getting old and crusty or it really did suck. I was relieved when I still enjoyed Excellent Adventure – that means that Bogus Journey really was a giant piece of excrement.

Bill and Ted are still funny – dumb as shit, but still funny. Although I am more concerned about Rufus pimping out the Princess Babes to the dudes than I was when I was 13. Is it me, or is that kind of creepy and disturbing?

It’s kind of funny that it took me over 8 years to finally review Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, seeing as how’s it’s the basis for the longest running gag I’ve got. I went through a period of *really* hating Keanu Reeves…or not so much hating him, as having a very vocal disdain for his acting skills. After Johnny Mnemonic and Dracula, can you really blame me? I think it was my man Z who gave me the idea of one line reviews for Keanu Reeves movies. See Point Break. I kind of got over it by the time The Matrix came around – but he still has his complete “DUH” moments.


Year – 1989
Rating – PG
Runtime – 90 minutes
Genre – 80s Teen Comedy
Director(s) – Stephen Herek
Writer(s) – Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon
Actor(s) – Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri, Jane Wiedlin
BOB Rating – Three BOBs
Favorite Quote – "Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K." - Ted "Theodore" Logan (Keanu Reeves)