Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

Director: Stephen Herek. Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin. 90 min. Rated PG. Adventure/Comedy/Sci-Fi.

Whoever wrote this time-travel weirdness (that put Keanu Reeves on the front page) probably didn't read Isaac Asimov's "A Sound of Thunder", where changing an event in ancient times has a chain reaction-type butterfly/ripple effect on events today. But that was probably the point. Because watching these two imbeciles (helped by George Carlin) travelling though time and collecting famous figures for a history class report was neither interesting, nor fun, nor funny. Regardless of its cult status, here we see the birth of the Hilton/Kardashian culture, where stupidity is praised, and teenagers are taught that "dumb is good".

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