Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure – Tamara’s Never Seen

Tamara finally watches Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure on a new Tamara’s Never Seen. And remember, be excellent to each other!

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  1. TragicGuineaPig

    Don’t waste your time on the sequel. It’s not nearly as humorous or as memorable.

  2. Glad you enjoyed this 80s stoner buddy classic. Bill and Ted were sort of the proto stoner/idiot/burnout duo that would become very popular in the early 90’s with Beavis and Butthead and Wayne’s World.

    In the late 80s, malls were the big suburban hangout for teens. Most had a movie theater, arcades, pizza shops, coffee shops, etc… Totally rad consumerism, dude!

  3. On Robocop: You probably won’t like it if you don’t understand that it’s supposed to be indulgent, cynical, somewhat self-aware satire of ultra right wing violence fantasy.

  4. Like usual, I too have never seen Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

  5. Philippe GEORGES

    Robocop is really great. In my humble opinion one of the best SF movies of all time.

    I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but if not yu definitely have to watch The Big Lebowki and Pulp Fiction, two cult classics everyone must have seen in their lives.

  6. Excellent Adventure is great, but I think I actually prefer the sequel Bogus Journey. If anything for the Hell sequence, and William Sadler as the grim reaper.

    “You have sunk my battle ship.”

  7. This is sort of embarrassing to admit. Even though I was quite young when Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures came out and was aware of all the spinoffs and slacker buddy successors throughout the 90s I only just saw it in full last year! Now the cartoon show actually predated the sequel. THAT I saw a lot growing up. Sing it with me people:
    “When ever time stand still and trouble moves too fast.
    To save the future, WE MUST LEARN ABOUT THE PAST.”
    But yeah, the writing is very much aware the lead characters dumbness in the face of history and they tend to have a lot of fun with it. The stories in the series are nonsensical and they make no bones about it. It’s a party that’s for sure.

  8. Their assigned topic was ‘Say how a historical figure would react to modern San Demas’, so they kind of passed that – though, seriously, I think the teacher would question whether B & T learned that or if the actors they hired to play the figures knew that. (If I were the teacher, I’d assume they’d hired actors.)

    Also, here’s another vote for the sequel. Love it!

  9. Captain Chaotica

    Huh. Here is another case where…I had about exactly the same experience as you! I never saw this movie when it actually came out–saw it all the way through for the first time sometime in the 2010’s–and my reaction was basically:

    “Huh. That was fun. But confusing. And kinda dumb. But harmlessly fun.” And like you I was kinda thrown off by the weird pacing issues. And all the “But wha…? why is their stuff so great in the future…wha–why..?” Although “Be Excellent To Each Other” is a pretty decent philosophy for life.

    I’d seen Young Keanu Reeves in another, earlier, ’80s movie already, called “The Night Before” (if you haven’t seen it: DO!, it’s full of great lines and kinda cleverly written) and I prefer his character in that, as he’s not SO DUMB. 😛 And, because I am ALWAYS hearing songs from soundtracks long before I even know that they _are_ from a soundtrack, let alone WHICH movie, the intro made me go: “Huh. So THIS is where ‘Break Away’ by Big Pig is from!” I’d always known it just as “that song where the lady sings all dramatically and bluesily about how you have to make your own destiny.” (aka friggin’ awesome.)

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