Thursday, August 03, 2006
Somewhat inspired by David's thread on 5 Live I thought I ought to admit to this.
We're off on holiday tomorrow, so I dug in for a mountain of ironing last night in front of the TV and on flicking to ITV2 (don't ask), I was confronted with the opening credits to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
Now in my defence, I was 15 when this film was released and it just happens to be targetted at the very narrow demographic of spotty 15 year old boys.
However, for some reason it's stood the test of time rather well. I think it's something to do with its complete disregard for historical accuracy, unashamed steroetyping, terrible acting and absurd dialogue:
''You see, eventually your music will help put an end to war and poverty. It will align the planets and bring them into universal harmony. Allowing meaningful contact with all forms of life. From extra terrestrials to common household pets. And, it's excellent for dancing.''
The package when thrown together is outstanding and frankly the ironing became a trifle as I immersed myself in the best/worst film of all time.