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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
93 minutes
performer:
Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Pam Grier, William Sadler
director:
Peter Hewitt
distributor:
MGM
genre:
Comedy, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B

Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, the sequel to 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is consistently funny on a sort of addled-Three Stooges level. The plot is flimsy (evil-robot doubles of Val-speaking Bill and Ted go back in time to change history), but the big comic riffs are often inspired — a trip to hell that prompts Bill to note, ”We’ve been totally lied to by our album covers,” for example. And Winter and Reeves are, well, frighteningly believable as the out-of-it postadolescent heroes. Besides, any teen comedy that parodies Bergman’s The Seventh Seal (the heroes play Twister, rather than chess, with Death) is worth a rental. B