Okay friends, I have something pretty serious to admit…
… I just watched Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure for the first time, ever.
*covers face and groin to protect from the hail of stones from the crowd*
Bogus, I know.
Once the credits rolled, I couldn’t fuckin believe I had never watched this movie before. I’ve been a fan of Back to the Future since before I can remember. Bill and Ted scratched all the same itches as that beloved series, and I had never seen it before. The scary part is, I came very close to not even watching this fantastic film. Luckily, I have an amazing girlfriend that basically strong armed me into watching it. I’m not typically a movie guy, but boy am I glad that she did.
The movie starts out in 1988, and follows Bill and Ted as they embark through time on a (most excellent) adventure to meet famous historical figures, all so that they can pass History, not get sent to military school, and go on to form the greatest band the world has ever seen. If that sentence alone isn’t enough to convince you to watch this movie, then you, my friend, are beyond my help. Just tell them over at the Crazy Hospital that Kandid sent you, they’ll get you fixed right up.
So the premise sounds cool, no doubt about it. But does the movie hold up, 27 years later? Yes. Absolutely yes. Everything about it is just so incredibly awesome. Bill and Ted are the best, funniest duo I’ve seen in a movie since Rush Hour. They aren’t the only great characters either- each person they come across in their journey is almost cooler than the last (can’t beat Billy the Kid and So-crates though). By the end, you’re laughing at each of them just as much as at Bill or Ted. And the 80s-ness of this movie….. damn….
Guys, can we just do the 80s again? You know what, don’t answer. It’s happening. 80s everyone. Go forth and spread the news.
Seriously though, they just made better movies back then. The soundtrack, special effects, even the jokes, are all on point in a way that I can’t even begin to credit to anything from today’s time. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re lucky, and not for the way it sounds. You’re lucky, because you still get to experience this amazing movie for the first time, and I’m jealous.
At the time of this writing, it and it’s sequel are both on Netflix.
Well, what are you waiting for? Go on. We’re done here. Oh, and remember-