Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989 Film) Review

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 movie poster

I had heard of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure for many years. But since I was born in 1988, I obviously never saw it in theaters. While it seems like a silly comedy that is always shunned by critics, it actually did fairly well. Though I also wanted to see it because George Carlin was in it as well.

George Carlin as Rufus Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 movie

The story begins as two friends Bill S. Preston and Theodore Logan are set out to fail their history class. They need to have a superb project at the end of the semester or there’s no hope. Just when they’ve given up, a phone booth falls from the sky. A man from the future named Rufus tells them that will go on to do great things. But if they fail their history class, then it can never happen. As Ted for one will be sent to military school.

Abe Lincoln Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 movie Keanu Reeves

Rufus gives them the time traveling machine to meet some of the greatest people in history in person. They’ll meet Socrates, Billy the Kid, Abraham Lincoln, and quite a bit of others.Though they have to get them all to work together if they want to pass their history report.

Napoleon Bonaparte eating ice cream Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 movie

Overall I can certainly see why Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure is still fondly remembered as a comedic classic. Most comedies of a similar tone usually are panned by critics, but it’s a smart version of a silly comedy. I will eventually see the sequel Bogus Journey, but I hear it isn’t as good.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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