A truly earnest movie about how music can save the world from itself? I mean, how can I not love it? Along the way, there's plenty of exciting set pieces, clever use of historical figures and, most importantly, genuine laughs. Of course, the film's big asset is the inspired pairing of Winter and Reeves, which are great friends and that shows.
Comedy with sentimental value for anyone that was teenager at the end of the eighties like me. Great soundtrack of lesser known rockers too, but the dialogue is dated with a lot of use of the word "dude". The effects are humorous in it's own (bad) way and it was quite the shock of seeing Keanu Reeves "acting?" just the same here as he has done the last 25 years makes me think his persona really is Ted.
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.