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March 10, 2017

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

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How far back you are ready to go? So far I’ve suggested movies from 2010’s, 2000’s and went back even in the 1990’s. And why stop there when there are so many awesome movies from the 1980’s as well. I figured, why not, once a month, to do a ‘time travel’ review and go back in the cinema history to dig up and present you an old movie gem, that maybe you’ve even heard of but, never watched. Well, i’m starting with Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), a movie that is incredibly entertaining and funny. Sit back, relax, grab a bowl of pop corn and of course enjoy.

With only a few days before their high-school graduation, it looks like air-headed rock star wannabes Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan are doomed to flunk all their finals. The boys’ long-suffering teacher gives them one more chance. If they can ace a presentation on the topic of how a famous historical personality might react to modern times, they will be allowed to pass. If not, Ted’s dad will plunk the boy into military school, thereby ruining our chances to watch GRAND PIANO and THE MATRIX. Bill and Ted receive aid from a very unexpected source: Rufus, an Emissary from the Future. It seems that in Rufus’s time, Bill and Ted’s rock music is the basis of all society, and if their band is aborted, Rufus’s world will no longer exist. Thus, Bill and Ted are whisked off in a time machine (actually a telephone booth) to retrieve a few historical characters including Joan of Arc, Abe Lincoln, Napoleon and Beethoven–as “eyewitnesses” for their crucial oral exam.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin,
Director: Stephen Herek

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