STARRING: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Bernie Casey, Amy Stock-Poynton, Terry Camilleri, Dan Shor, Ted Steedman, Rod Loomis, Al Leong, Robert V. Barron

1989, 90 Minutes, Directed by: Stephen Herek

Description: Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are a pair of dim Valley boys, whose life is made heinous by a school history project. Enter George Carlin as a futuristic dude with a time-travelling phone booth. So Bill and Ted go back in time to round up a gang of historical figures (Socrates, Joan of Arc) to bring back for their presentation.

Another case of "yeah, but is it science fiction"?

However, Bill & Ted with its plotline involving two typical (let's hope that isn't really the case because the two characters are two real airheads!) American teenagers travelling back to the past and bringing back famous figures from the past (such as Napoleon and Socrates) to the present so that they can pass their history exams is definitely science fiction.

Even the time machine they use is ripped straight out of Doctor Who!

Whether you enjoy this piece of fluff in the Wayne's World mould (although not as funny) depends on whether you can stomach early 1990s American teenager subculture and its lingo.

Chances are if you enjoyed Wayne's World then you can't do much wrong in seeing this. If not, then steer clear!

Me? I enjoyed it . . .

(Followed by Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.)


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