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Surprisenly funny flick.

Author: lordzedd-3 from United States
11 November 2006

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As silly as the premise is for this movie, I got to admit I liked the characters. The story is good, and the cast does a great job with this slightly far fetched concept. Alex Winter who looks a lot like Sean Penn is great, and this is Keenu Reeves break out film. This is what is called a sleeper hit, people didn't except it to make a ton of money. Let alone a sequel and a short lived animated series. Which I also enjoyed. Bill and Ted are cool characters, they are likable and have good hearts. These are the kind of underdog who love to root for to win. The effects are cool, and the humor is very funny. all though I would have liked to seen a dragon in dark age time. That would have cool. But such is life. All and all a near perfect flick and worth watching over and over again. I give BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVNETURE...9 STARS.

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An excellent adventure indeed, dude

Author: Nat Williams from United States
24 October 2006

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is like a huge breath of fresh air: It tickles, but too much of it and you might get a bit giddy. The movie delivers just enough as the main characters rocket back and forth through history while solidly maintaining their surfer-dude personalities. Of course the movie is silly, but it's silly in an endearing way. The characters are extremely likable - sweet, even. The plot - in which Keanue Reeves and Alex Winter kidnap famous historical figures in order to help them create a totally awesome school report - is pleasantly goofy and laced with a number of clever time-travel loops and turns. In a life of serious problems, you could do worse than spend 100 minutes watching this fun film.

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Sci-fi comedy with lots of entertainment and fun

Author: ma-cortes
18 July 2006

The movie concerns on two geeky and stupid teens(Keanu Reeves,Alex Winter).They confront to prepare a historical presentation but their professor(Bernie Casey)decides to give them an opportunity;if they can do an oral exam of how famed historic personages might adapt themselves to modern times,they will be allowed approve their history final .If not Ted will be placed in military academy.Rufus(George Carlin)an emissary from the future comes to help them in his time machine,a telephone booth.They pass through the universe and their lives are enormously important for the future of mankind.They meet get to know some of the history's most famous personality:Sigmund Freud(Rod Loomis),Gengis Khan(Al Leong),Socrates,Abraham Lincoln,Napoleon,Billy the Kid,Joan of Arc and carrying them to St Dimas little town.

The picture is a Sci-fi comedy with action, giggles,tongue in check and is pretty entertained.Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter make a completely surrealist and delight duo.The motion picture obtained success in the box-office and in the video rentals and nowadays is well considered as a cult movie.The film is rightly directed by Stephen Herek,previously he directed a hit called ¨Critters¨.It's followed by a cartoon TV(Bill and Ted's excellent adventure,1990) series and a sequel(Bill and Ted's journey,Peter Hewitt,1991) by the same actors, big budget and better FX but the freshness,inspiration and magic had gone. The picture will like to teens comedy fans.

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bodacious dude!

Author: irockudnt94 from United States
28 May 2006

this movie is totally bodacious dude! this movie is funny, wacky, and altogether a great movie! full of laughs from start to end. this movie is a head of it's time. this shows that the ultimate garage band is more than you would expect. I recommend it for older audiences because of mild language and some adult humor that children might not get. bill and Ted give you a great look at world history while studying for exams. they save the universe and have a good time. this movie features characters like napoleon, Joan of arc, Attila the Hun, billy the kid and more! buy it on DVD, VHS or rent it and go along for the ride yourself, you won't regret it!

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Watch this movie it is the best

Author: monkey-man from Australia
29 April 2006

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989).

Bill S. Preston Esq (Alex Winter) and Ted Logan (Keanu Reeves) are in year 12 at high school and they are failing history.They need a A plus in there final exam which is a speech or they will fail history.If they fail the exam Ted will be sent to military school in Alska.And if that happens there band the wild stallions will not get famous witch is bad Because in the future there music will unite and save the world.So a man named Rufus (George Carlin) gos back in time and gives bill and Ted a time machine that looks like a phone both to help them pass there history exam.Bill and Ted then use the time machine to take historical people like Napoleon,Socrates,Billy the Kid,Abraham Lincoln, Joan of Arc etc to the present day to help them pass there exam.

This movie is really good and it is one of the best movies from the 1980s.At times this movie gets a bit stupid but who cares this movie is so good and its the stupidness that makes this movie really funny.This is a must watch movie and if u like this movie it is even worth buying on DVD.

Overall i really like this movie and my rating for this movie is 7 out of 10.

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It's awesome, dude!

Author: The_Light_Triton ( from In a Chair in my room
2 January 2006

I loved this movie so much! although it doesn't have too many famous actors (except a young keanu reeves) but it was hilarious. the only thing i disliked in this movie was the plot. 2 boys failing history is boring. but, the humor and napoleon discovering the waterslides is all hilarious.

Bill and Ted are both teenagers that live in san dimas, California in 1988. 700 years ahead of time, numerous people will love bill and Ted, because they are the wyld stallyns. The wyld stallyns is like a crappy band that tries to play heavy metal but they sound like crap. either way, they have to get an A+ on their history project - or they fail. so, they go back in time to get several historical figures. but do they pass their history exam?

you'll have to watch to find out.


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Author: KSUFootball900 from United States
14 December 2005

This movie was the most triumphant cinematic achievements of the late 80's. Everyone who rated this low is completely heinous and have a bogus sense of humor. OK so it wasn't ingenious, but it was one of the funniest movies ever. They took an extremely widespread "dude" personality that had the crap beat out of it in the 80's, and made a comedy that, while using this attitude, was very smart and extremely funny. This movie was also enhanced by the blatant historical stereotypes that were so completely bogus that you had to laugh. I laugh at this triumphant show every time that I watch it. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure gets and A+.

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The Stuff in the Middle of a Twinkie

Author: inspectors71 from The Man-Cave
29 November 2005

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure is the sort of silly fun with a long shelf-life that will have you grinning throughout the movie. This gentle but hip story of two goofy kids who get involved in an intersection of time travel and guitar riffs is by no means great art, nor is it a completely accurate time encapsulation of the late 1980's. It is fun and funny with only a few bad words and sexual innuendo ("Shut up, Ted!) thrown in to give it a PG.

BTEA works well because of its deft performances, its tight plotting, and the fact that it is about as consequential as the tasty glop in the middle of a Twinkie. Come to think of it, because of its strengths, this movie will probably be putting smiles on viewer's faces right about the time a 1989 Twinkie finally starts to go bad.

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heads up for fans of bill and teds!!

Author: xallisterx from United States
22 June 2005

Bill and Ted's Adventure is one of my top 5 all time favorite movies hands down (the sequels on that list too of course). Focusing only on their band Wllyd Stallions, Bill and Ted are in close danger of failing their history class and not graduating high school which has dire consequences for both. In comes, George Carlin who plays Rufus from the future who take Bill and Ted on their excellent adventure back in time to teach them first-hand the history of the world. Along the way, they pick up hilarious friends including "So-Crates". The plot is absolutely out of control and down right hilarious. I'm stoked for the box set of both movies coming out soon. Sweetness. Even more awesome is the fact its coming out the same day as the FREAKED DVD, Alex Winter's other work of priceless art. You better believe, I'm a huge fan. Oh and for any Henry Rollins fans out there, he does the soundtrack to FREAKED as well. Winters really is a genius.

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Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter star in this classic eighties movie. Whoa!

Author: schmimic ( from Canada
23 April 2005

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin Ahhh, what a classic slice of the eighties. Really, cheesy eighties movies don't get any better than this in my opinion. And cheesy this one is. Amazingly so.

So, basically, here's the story. Bill (Winter) and Ted (Reeves) are a couple of guys who have the combined intelligence of a jar of peanut butter. They aspire to start a band called Wyld Styllyns despite the fact that they don't even possess the knowledge of how to play their guitars. They talk like a couple of surfers from the late eighties, using intelligent words like "heinous," "bodacious," "excellent," "bogus," and so on. It can get a little bit annoying, but it's not like people didn't use to talk like that (scary, isn't it?).

The tagline of the movie is "History is about to be re-written by two guys who can't even spell." That hits the nail pretty much right on the head. Theoretically, in the future, the music that Bill and Ted make will bring about a time of galactic peace. It unites the planets and so on and so forth, blah blah blah. But the problem is, the band will never be started if they fail their history class. Because if they fail history, they fail high school, and Ted's dad will send him off to military school in Alaska.

Obviously this can't happen, so a man from the future, Rufus (Carlin), is sent back in time to aid Bill and Ted with their final history project. If they get an A+ on that project, then they will pass the class, they pass high school, and the band will be started.

So how are they going to pass this history assignment? Simple. Use a time traveling phone booth that Rufus brought with him, kidnap a ton of historical figures and put them all in a big presentation.

So the airhead dudes travel through time and kidnap Billy the Kid, Socrates (pronounced so-crates…), Sigmund Freud, Joan of Arc, Genghis Kahn, Abraham Lincoln, and Ludwig Von Beethoven (pronounced bee-thuv-en).

It really is a weak plot, but it's so imaginative and original and ludicrous that it makes the movie worth watching. Plus the high energy horrible acting of Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter make it truly hilarious. It's a great flick.

The funny thing is, I think the only thing that's changed about Keanu from then to now is that he has shorter hair now. Man still can't act.

Bottom Line: 3.5 out of 4 (give it a watch)

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