Movie Plot – Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey: A villain from the future creates evil android doppelgangers of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.
Director: Peter Hewitt
Writers: Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler
Evil Bill and Ted
The two imitators not only look like Bill & Ted but also act like them. They often use the word “dude” and also make air guitar sounds. However, they do use violence and are ready to kill the original. This might be spoilers, but they do kill the originals. That’s where they meet the Grimm Reaper or Mr. Death.
I really thought it was blissful that they just felt like the original ones. This makes for many hilarious moments and is the highlight of the film. It just gives the actors extra scene times. You got to love Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in these roles.
Now that the originals are dead, they have to find a way to come back to life. At the beginning of this film, they were preparing for the “Battle of the Bands,” which will make them famous.
As Bill and Ted experience death, they experience the afterlife. They meet the Grimm Reaper (William Sadler) but quickly escapes him. They even accidentally went to Hell. There they experience some nightmares from the past. Some are even disgusting. You can compare these adventures with the first film where they time traveled, except that they’re in the afterworld this time.
Personally, I preferred the time traveling. I felt like they met more people there, and the different time zones were amazing. Now, I was missing some more connections. Besides, Mr. Death, I didn’t care about the rest. However, I have to give it props for trying to be different. They could have chosen the easy way and do some time-traveling again. However, that could also have failed.
I had some expectations
I don’t know why, but I had better expectations for this film while I shouldn’t have had. The fuss about The Grim Reaper compensates somewhat, but not enough. Like said before, it’s mostly because there almost no time traveling in it.
Okay, there might be some spoilers ahead. So you’re warned!
What I did love was moments where Ted took over his dad’s body or the games they’ve played with Grimm the Reaper. I still love when they say “dude” or “excellent.” Or that one scene where they’re falling and keep on falling. They’re maybe silly characters, but also very likable. However, I was weirded out by “Station.”
I did really like Bill & Ted’s Bogus Adventure less than the first film. It all looks quite spectacular and imaginative, especially the sets. However, I missed some time traveling and better interactions with other characters.