Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure ★★★

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure has a goofy concept, but it is so strangely fun. The titular characters are wonderfully endearing teen losers, and Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have wonderful chemistry as actors. The film obviously makes no sense, is super contrived, and has very arbitrary stakes, but once the adventure begins (via a time machine seemingly ripped off from Doctor Who), it becomes a very enjoyable mess. The interaction between the historical figures is so much fun, and a sequence of them all in a mall is the film's highlight. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is cheesy and dumb and not quite excellent, but it has an exciting energy and doesn't outstay its welcome.

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