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
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
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
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!