Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey is better than the original. Now that is out of the way, let’s examine why. The first film was a fun Doctor Who riff on the Valley Girl phenom, but given to the loosely defined metalheads of the era. So many people forget that Keanu Reeves is rocking a Loverboy shirt throughout that first movie. Either way, that film was shelved for a year as Orion tried to figure out how to sell the film. That wasn’t the case for Bogus Journey.
Arriving three years later as a mid-summer release, there seemed to be a greater confidence with this flick. The idea of Bill & Ted shaping the future got bigger. Time travel went way-side, as bigger issues about death, extraterrestrial life and global peace were explored. Plus, the world got to experience the magic that is Station. It was a good time.
This makes about the 7th version of this film I own on home video. You never purposefully set out to have that many copies, it just happens. Thankfully, this Steelbook arrived to me in a functional form.
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey special features
- Audio Commentary With Actor Alex Winter And Producer Scott Kroopf
- Audio Commentary With Writers Chris Matheson And Ed Solomon
- “Bill & Ted Go To Hell – Revisiting A Bogus Journey” Featuring Interviews With Actors Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, And William Sadler, Producer Scott Kroopf, Production Designer David L. Snyder, Composer David Newman And More!
- Theatrical Trailer