Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

History is about to be rewritten by two guys who can't spell.

Adventure Comedy Science Fiction
90 min     6.9     1989     USA


Bill and Ted are high school buddies starting a band. They are also about to fail their history class—which means Ted would be sent to military school—but receive help from Rufus, a traveller from a future where their band is the foundation for a perfect society. With the use of Rufus' time machine, Bill and Ted travel to various points in history, returning with important figures to help them complete their final history presentation.


Peter M wrote:
Another one of those movies I first watched a few years after it came out, and just watched again this week. It is still very funny to me in many places during their adventure. Their reaction to stuff that happens is hilarious sometimes, and just the speech patterns they use is witty. Little things like referring to Joan of Arc as Miss of Arc, for example. Remiscent of the valley girl language in Clueless, not so much what happens Is funny as it is how they respond to it. It is an amusing fun ride. There were a couple of minor letdowns for me this time, ones I don’t recall whether a I felt them the first time I watched it. I thought the fun of the action scaled back when they left Bill and Ted and followed Napoleon around back in San Demas. It just seemed to let the air out of the fun a bit. And the report, which is the reason for the adventure, was okay, but could have been funnier. It almost seemed like a letdown after the main action getting there. But it is all harmless fun and I wouldn’t discourage anyone from watching it for a laugh or three.