Returning to "Bill & Ted" as an adult, it's pretty easy to read the film as a transparent attempt to capitalize on the success of "Back to the Future." I also didn't care one iota. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are perfectly cast and their comedic timing couldn't be better: I totally bought them as a pair of sweet, guileless, and surprisingly enlightened Gen X slackers, and they had me laughing from start to finish.
Dated but humorous film that suffers from its '89 musical selections. A few sporadic laughs here and there with a baseball bat wielding Genghis Khan and an aerobics obsessed Joan of Arc coming off best. Wildly quotable at time of release but an eighties relic now.
One of my favourite films of all time, and probably my favourite time travel film of all time, despite having a rather dim view of time travel. It's just two best pals trying to save the world from becoming bogus by doing excellent on their history report.
Whenever I watch this (with the exception of the medieval sequence, which I feel is weakest), I don't want it to end. There are so many completely absurd interactions.
(When I was a child, I thought the name was actually pronounced So-crates.)