Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure ★★★

The way this movie pokes holes in the self-importance of history and historical figures is truly excellent (and somehow as timely as ever), but a lot of the comedy is repetitive in nature, including the two lead performances. Don't get me wrong, they're both great and have nice chemistry, but the material doesn't give them (and even more so with Carlin) enough to do with that chemistry. The film feels like it's operating on the same gear the whole time, but it's still a pretty funny gear.