Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991)
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A little bit weaker than the first but still a pleasant Sunday afternoon film.
I was afraid of lame stoner humor, but Bill & Ted aren't stoners, they only speak like them because they're morons. But well-meaning morons. They're naiveté is ultimately charming and what makes the films work. It's all so uncynical and if something dates the films, it's that. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure takes time travel to ridiculous levels, with history's integrity hardly a problem despite the duo taking people out of it, but it's also got some fun timey-wimey stuff. It's clever. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey doesn't risk coming off as stale by repeating the first film's tropes and beats. Instead of time travel, Bill & Ted die and move through the afterlife seeking resurrection so they can save their girlfriends and careers. Both movies end on a fun stage show, with the second providing the perfect ending to the franchise. Goofy fun.
Answers the deep metaphysical question: what would a Bergman film be like if made in Hollywood?
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