Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
We’re not exactly sure what kind of drugs Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon were smoking when they sat down to write a movie about two slacker dudes who travel back in time using a phone booth, to learn about history for a major school project… but God bless them.
Keanu Reeves, after a string of forgettable roles in minor films, was finally getting his big break as Ted “Thoedore” Logan, opposite Alex Winter’s Bill S. Preston, Esquire. And the always-excellent George Carlin thankfully signed on as the dudes’ time-travel guide Rufus.
Turns out, Bill & Ted’s ‘most excellent’ band Wyld Stallyns is the music of the future, the driving beat of life in the 27th century… but should our boys fail their history project, poor Bill will get shipped away to military school, and Wyld Stallyns will fail to be… and, of course, life as we know it would come to a screeching halt.
So, off our lads go to meet Napoleon, Joan of Arc, Socrates, Abraham Lincoln, and Ghengis Khan (among others) to ensure civilization endures. Not content with just meeting history’s most famous faces, though, Bill & Ted also decide it would be best to bring everyone back to present day. And so we get Joan leading an aerobics class, Napoleon tearing up a bowling alley, and well… all kinds of other awesome fun, dude.
Fortunately, Bill & Ted finally get everything on track just in time for what’s gotta be the most un-bogus history project presentation ever. And, yes, they pass… and Wyld Stallyns endures today as the most awesome——
Well, maybe not… but 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure does, as one of the 80s’ most weird, goofy, and entertaining flicks.
We ♥ Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.