Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Director: Peter Hewitt
Writer: Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon
Duration: 97 min
Paul Brenner: Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey find the two obtuse pals battling The Grim Reaper, God, robots, great philosophical questions, and girls — although not necessarily in that order. In this loose parody of the Terminator movies, directed by Peter Hewitt, the ultimate has happened — at Bill and Ted University of the future, for many years now the people of the world have been “excellent to each other.” But fed-up with Bill and Ted’s peaceful world and even more fed up with heavy metal, the evil De Nomolos (Joss Ackland) decides to do something about it. De Nomolos creates a cyborg Bill and Ted, who travel back in time to kill the original Bill and Ted, win the Battle of the Bands and pave the way for the hellish reign of De Nomolos. In the past of 1990, Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are immediately dispatched by the time-traveling cyborgs. And while the cyborgs Bill and Ted make time with the real Bill and Ted’s girls (Sarah Trigger and Annette Azcuy) and prepare to take the real Bill and Ted’s place in the Battle of the Bands, Bill and Ted are forced to deal with Hell (“Just like an Iron Maiden album cover”), the Grim Reaper (William Sadler), and God himself. When Bill and Ted are asked the secret of the universe, they get it right and as a reward a pair of Martians construct a set of “good” Bill and Ted robots to go head-to-head with the “bad” Bill and Ted robots at the Battle of the Bands.