I think the best parts of the film however, are when Bill and Ted shout excellent and play the guitar solo, it was hilarious. But Bill's not one of those who goes with the flow. Plus it features the coolest personation of Death ever in a movie! And I have heard rumors of a 3rd Bill and Ted movie. The funny thing was that they played him in stupid little games like clue. Concluding: Totally like non bogus movie dude! And now he had to leave his homeland.
Meanwhile, many years in a futuristic civilization, the time-wizard from the first film the always watchable George Carlin is running a university praising Bill and Ted's names. In the year 2691, San Dimas, California. The best thing about the whole film is Death, played by William Sadler, who provides the film with all of its funniest moments, including a neat homage to Ingmar Bergman's iconic art-house classic The Seventh Seal. Everything's excellent for everyone's favourite surf-speaking dudes. Even though the film is attempting to actually be something different than the previous installment, it bites off way more than it can chew.
This film is still funny after all those years. But this is one of those movies i grew up watching and everytime i did i liked it more, so i can understand why people hate or just think its Bogus compared to Excellent adventure which i also love by the way. What the robots have to do is kill the real Bill and Ted, take their places and give out a different speech for De Nomolos. The music is good but on many levels, it's offensive in the guise of easy laughs. But, we will change all that. It's highly imaginative, creative and clever. So he sends two identical android replicas In the words of Bill and Ted: Robot Us's to do the dirty job.
They push it all too far, they remove from the fun of the first and they push the movie all over the place: evil despots, robots, Death, The Devil and God. I got the first Bill and Ted movie for christmas and I had to get the second when I saw it in a store. Bogus Journey had all the elements in place for it to be a good sequel, but it falls apart in it's execution losing it's charm and much of the humor along with it. The first watch I hated this sequel, but the second time was a real joy as I appreciated the jokes and story more, and though the jokes and plot aren't as strong as its predecessor, Bogus Journey has enough feel good motives, jokes and a fairly steady plot to make it a good natured family film. It's not rocket science but it's great for a laugh, the characters being extremely like-able and the story-line being so radical you have to laugh.
I really hope you enjoy the film, thanks for reading, -Chris This movie is very underrated. Watch for the games sequences, the best moment in the entire film, but one of many great techniques used to justify the genre. But the film was forgotten when it first came out, and became even more overlooked as the years passed. The story in this film is even more bizarre than the original, but that's what makes it so great. Though the acting and scenery etc is poor, who cares. It was only on my second viewing, years later, that I realized two things about this movie: 1 I enjoyed it immensely, and 2 that because its execution is decidedly sharper than the premise itself warrants. Unfortunately, not everybody was happy about it.
It's not a terrible sequel, but one that's pretty forgettable and only worth watching if you are a hardcore fan of the first installment. There are two ways to look at this film: First, you see dumb dialogue, far fetched plot, juvenile idea. Their message is about to reach millions. In a great comedy pairing, Winter and Reeves excel to deliver delicious humour to the audience in this entertaining sequel. I was very happy to see George Carlin returning to the role of Rufus, very cool! This one was I think just as funny as the first but a much wierder story.
Due to the hardness and determination, David quickly acquires criminal connections, and gets into subjection to the local Don. Side note: I found the first movie to be only sporadically entertaining--sightly different comic sensibilities there, it seems. On a side note, the addition of William Shatner as The Grim Reaper is a highlight of the film. Bottom line: while still a little funny, it was a lot more boring than the first film. Though still packed with humour, this film has a more dramatic film towards it, with stakes being more serious and situations more risky. Peter Hewitt does a great job directing this film with a great cast.
I can't forget to mention William Sadler as Death, he completely made the movie for me. Five years after Bill and Ted's first travel through time, their rock band -Wyld Stallyns is preparing for the 1st contest which is foundation for the utopian society in future. And I love it a lot. The best part is obviously when they 'melvin' death, i was cracking up for 10 minutes and missed the next part of the film. The guy lost his mother and father, and then mired in the bureaucratic swamp native India. But a creepy bald guy in a robe with a scythe playing Battleships and Twister simply ain't enough to carry an entire movie. He himself always built their own destiny and achieve everything you want.
Bill and Ted's bogus journey is possible the most excellent film I have ever watched. But all that goes down the tubes when Bill and Ted's evil robot twins kill the San Dimas duo and then take over their lives. It somehow manages to be both completely inane and no-brainer, but also terrifying knowing and clever at the same time. With their own apartment, a pair of bodacious princess babes and a spot on the upcoming battle of the bands, life couldn't be any better. The rest of the cast is quite good as well. But this is great and is probably better than the original. If you liked the first installment of the Bill and Ted series, then I would hope you would like this film as well.
The core cast from the original film returns to their characters in this film and all do a fantastic job with their roles. Unfortunately, the film severely lacks in charm which is one of the main elements that made the first installment enjoyable. Their are a few funny bits scattered throughout, but a lot of it just dully drags along delivering little laughs. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are back and better than ever with a most triumphant sequel to Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure! Adventure Comedy Fantasy Science Fiction Family Attention all righteous dudes and babes! I happen to like it better then its predeccesor and happy to like it better than alot of movies. This is a tricky fence to balance on, but when you watch the movie not as a throwaway screwball comedy, but as an adventure featuring two guys who have no business being in an adventure, it becomes so much more. Two real dudes Ted and Bill are reluctant to take an unwanted expedition : straight to Hell and meet Death to rescue the princess babes and save the world from Evil. Watch the credits for the newspaper articles.