ABC Film Challenge – 90’s Movies – K – Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991) Movie Review

Director: Peter Hewitt

Writer: Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon (Screenplay)

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, Joss Ackland, Pam Grier, George Carlin, Amy Stoch

Plot: A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.

Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey starts in the aftermath of the excellent journey where Bill (Winter) and Ted (Reeves) have continued to build the Wild Stallions reputation only for De Nomolos (Ackland) to send evil robotic versions of them to ruin their lives and change history.

Bill and Ted must go on their own journey to find a way to save their lives with the Grim Reaper (Sadler) along for the ride to help put the world back into order.

Thoughts on Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

ThoughtsBill & Ted’s Bogus Journey is the sequel to the Excellent Adventure, a film I didn’t enjoy, only this time we get an improvement on the original, with a journey that will see the pair needing to overcome death itself to make sure they save their universe. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter do have excellent chemistry in the leading role, with both side of good and evil throughout the film. Cutting out many of the different historical figures is a huge help for the film, making everything look a lot smoother with the journey just being there’s rather than just going through the history paper journey, which didn’t work on the first film. The comedy might still miss more often than not, but the often enjoyable attitude given towards the pair keep you wanting to see more.

Final Thoughts More entertaining sequel

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