Those most excellent dudes! Those bodacious, party-on personages! They're back!
Bill and Ted, right? Or, Bill and Ted . . . NOT!
It's getting confusing, and crowded, out there. Suddenly, there's Bill and Ted and Wayne and Garth -- an entire subculture of head-banging, hormone-surging teen-age boys who a) come in pairs, b) talk like ironic surfers and c) make dumb seem kind of adorable.
The only problem is: We can't tell them apart!
Opening today, for example, is "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey," the sequel to that most triumphant movie of 1989, "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." The original introduced the eponymous heroes -- two California high schoolers who time-travel and kidnap historical figures along the way who help them avoid flunking out most egregiously.