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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

by Ken Tasho
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Monday Nov 26, 2012
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The film that put the phrases "Excellent!" and "Party On Dudes!" into the English vernacular finally gets its overdue Blu-ray release. "Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure" made a star out of Keanu Reeves, garnered enough revenue for a sequel, and influenced a few movies along the way; most notably "Wayne’s World."

The story of two dim-witted slacker high school dudes (Reeves and Alex Winter) isn’t as funny as it probably was back in 1988. Yet "Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure" is still charming, as a guardian angel from the future (George Carlin) tries to help the young lads from failing history class by giving them a time-traveling phone booth. Along the way, they meet and bring back several historical figures, including Joan of Arc, Billy the Kid, and Napoleon.

In the end, "Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure" isn’t the most in-depth or hysterical movie of all time but there are worse ways to spend 90 minutes, and the high definition transfer will definitely please long-time fans. Special features are very out of the ordinary and unfortunately don’t feature any cast member:

"The Original Bill & Ted: In Conversation with Chris & Ed" is an interview segment with the film’s writers.

"Air Guitar Tutorial" features a bizarre look at two air guitar experts Bjorn Turoque and someone oddly named The Rockness Monster.

"One Sweet and Sour Chinese Adventure to Go" comes directly from the short-lived "Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures" cartoon that aired in the early 90’s.



"Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure"
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Ken Tasho is a Corporate Drone by day and Edge Contributor by night. He has a love for all things ’80’s and resides in the Wayland Square area of Providence, RI...but would much rather be sharing an apartment in NYC with ’80’s rock goddesses Pat Benatar and Deborah Harry.

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