Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy


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A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.

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17 January 2002 | Bats_Breath
10
| Very underrated, and probably released in the wrong year
This movie is very underrated. It's highly imaginative, creative and clever. It's just plain fun and in my opinion this film tops the first one. But the film was forgotten when it first came out, and became even more overlooked as the years passed. "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey" also bombed at the box office, whereas the first one was a pretty good hit and very popular.

I think the problem may be that this film was just released a couple years too late. In 1991, Bill and Ted already seemed "so '80s". Even though the '80s were only a couple years ago back at that time, the landscape of the music and style for kids had changed so radically with gangsta rap, hip hop, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, grunge and the Seattle sound. Bill and Ted with their Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen and Guns N' Roses music along with their '80s style seemed so out of place and very outdated in '91, and I think that's one BIG reason the film bombed at the box office. Nobody but surfers were still saying stuff like "excellent!" and "bogus!" in 1991. "Gremlins 2" which also came out in the early '90s suffered a similar fate of being a good film that bombed at the box office because it was too associated with the '80s. The transition from the '80s to the '90s was a much faster change then now with the '90s and '00s. 1991 was nothing like 1988 or 1989, whereas right now, 2002 and last year 2001 still looks/looked like 1995 or 1996.

If only "Excellent Adventure" which was made in 1988, was released THAT YEAR instead of 1989, and "Bogus Journey" was made quickly and released in 1989, then it too would have probably been just as wildly received as the first.

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Trivia

The Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in Van Nuys, California is used to represent Bill & Ted University in 2691. It would later be used to represent another future university, namely Starfleet Academy, in Star Trek: The Next Generation: The First Duty (1992) and Star Trek: Voyager: In the Flesh (1998).


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Chuck De Nomolos: It is time. They have reached the second crucial turning point in their destiny. Their message is about to reach millions. But, we will change all that. When our mission is successful, no longer will the world be dominated by the legacy of these two...


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In Hell, when the rock that Bill and Ted are standing on gets pulled by the chain, they fall on their backs. As they fall, Bill is clearly holding a Hammer and Ted is holding a Sledge.


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When the Princesses ask Evil Bill and Ted who they are, a scene was cut where Evil Bill says, Actually I'm Evil Ted" and Evil Ted says, "and I'm Evil Bill." They then unzip their clothes and skins to reveal what they said. This helps explain how Rufus was Miss Wardroe. In the released film, when the evil robots go to answer the phone at Missy's, the skin and clothes can be seen on the floor in the background The original ending was changed, possibly to make it more final.


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Produced by Robert Ezrin (as Bob Ezrin)
Written by Russ Ballard, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons & Robert Ezrin (as Bob Ezrin)
Published by Main Spring Music
Courtesy of Mercury Records

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Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy | Music | Sci-Fi

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