Friday, November 09, 2007

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures

In 1989 one of the cheesiest, but coolest movies came out Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures. It was based around the two main characters Bill, Alex Winter, and Ted, Keanu Reeves chronicling their high-school lives, their attempt of creating a band Wyld Stallions and time travel. The boys are in a dilemma with a history report they have to present to the entire school, which they need an A on so they can pass the class. Ted really needs to pass or else his Dad is going to send him to a military academy in Alaska. They meet a man by the name of Rufus, who introduces them to the telephone booth time transporter to assist Bill and Ted with their project. They travel back in time and round up the some of the most historical figures; Napoleon, Beethoven, Billy the Kid, Ganghus Kahn, Sigmund Freud, Joan of Arc and Abe Lincoln. I’m not going to say what happens at the end because you must watch it!
It’s blatantly obvious that this film was a product of the 1980’s. The clothes were horrendous. Ted was walking around in a leather jacket that looks like it’d fit a ten year old and Bill is strutting around in a short tidied t-shirt with a sweater tied around his waist. What more do I have to say? Also, the futuristic clothing that Rufus wears is quite amusing because it’s nothing like what anyone wears today. Metal music was very popular during this ridiculous era and coincidentally Bill and Ted started a metal band, which is stereotypical of kids in the 1980’s.
I definitely recommend this movie if you haven’t seen it because it’s hilarious. Some of the scenes were very entertaining like when they went back in time and snatched Billy the Kid and Joan of Arc. There are some hilarious scenes throughout the movie but the best one was when Napoleon goes to the water park. But, don’t get me wrong there were some dull moments because let’s face it Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter aren’t really the greatest actors to ever exist and it’s probably the only role Keanu Reeves is good at playing and the same goes for Alex Winter. I urge you to watch this and you will always picture Keanu Reeves and the no name actor Alex Winter as Bill and Ted.

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