‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ – Film Review – VultureHound

A review of Bill and Ted’s most triumphant first outing.

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Later this month, movie fans will be reunited with the metal loving, air guitar riffing duo that is best buds Bill S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winters) and Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan (Keanu Reeves) in the much anticipated Bill & Ted Face the Music. Sure, it’s another example of Hollywood tapping into the well of 80’s nostalgia, but there’s always been something inherently sweet and aspirational about the worldview of Bill & Ted, and our times need it now more than ever. 

To mark the occasion of their latest adventure, and to remind everyone of that world philosophy before meeting the guys in the midst of a mid-life crisis, a remaster is on the cards of the original, most excellent adventure. With a packed disc full of extras and a fresh lick of paint, it’s never been a better time to hop in a Phone Box and head back to San Dimas, 1988 to rock with the Wyld Stallyns, be it your first or 100th trip. 

Bill and Ted are in trouble. They’ve been flunking History, and their whole future together is threatened by Ted’s Dad, who’s going to send his son to Military School in Alaska if they fail their last History assignment. It’s a good thing the future is on Bill and Ted’s side. Arriving from a future that has been founded on the music and philosophy of Bill and Ted, Rufus (George Carlin) gives the teenaged pair a time travelling phone box to help them ace the assignment and keep their future on track. 

Full review at VultureHound, originally published August 6th 2020.

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