Saturday, July 27, 2013
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) review
This fun, edge-of-the-80s rock party is actually very clever and entertaining with a chill mood to it throughout.
PLOT:Bill S. Preston (Alex Winter) and Theodore "Ted" Logan (Keanu Reaves) are two wannabe rockers with big dreams to meet Eddie Van Halen and score it big in the future. However, the band won't have a future if they don't past their big history oral report. Ted's dad is about to put him in military school, and the boys will be forever separated. However, a strange man (George Carlin) comes out of nowhere in a telephone booth which turns out to also be a time machine. This strange man and the future boys themselves inform Bill and Ted that they'll need to travel back in time and learn stuff to ace the report. However, the historical figures they bring back might not fit in too well with the real world. It's a great plot executed very well.
ACTING:The acting in this movie is pretty good. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter both play "excellent" jobs as Bill and Ted. George Carlin also played a great part as Rufus, the brains of the operation. The other shiners would be Bernie Casey as Mr. Ryan, Terry Camilleri as Napoleon, Dan Shor as Billy the Kid, Tony Steedman as Socrates, Roi Loomis as Sigmund Freud, Jane Wiedlin as Joan of Arc, and Robert V. Barron as Abraham Lincoln.
SCORE:The score in here is mainly made up of 80s rock and pop songs that set the mood just right. I though the soundtrack was pretty cool.
EFFECTS:The effects in this movie were pretty cool for their time. The computer-generated effects depicted the web of time travel as it was told in this movie. Nowadays, I believe the effects are very dated, but I'm sure they seemed top notch back then.
OTHER CONTENT:This movie was just a great time. This movie was a fun, time-warped, rock party of a movie. I think almost anyone could have a fun time just watching this; not to mention, there are a few very clever parts including time travel itself. This movie is just a party in itself.
OVERALL,a good comedy with a great plot, good acting, cool score, effects good for their time, a fun time, and some pretty clever parts within.