It had been rumored for years that beloved time traveling musicians Bill & Ted would be getting their just return and it was announced on Alex Winter’s (Bill) Twitter account in February of 2019 that Bill & Ted would make their most excellent return in Bill & Ted Face The Music.
There’s no doubt that 2020 has been one of the most dark and disappointing years in recent memory. For us movie fans it has also been hard as our beloved theaters have been dark for months. That is of course a first world problem but that is also just one of the plethora of normalcies in our lives that has gone away. With all this darkness we all need a bright spot here and there. Well the movie industry has provided just what we need; pure fun.
Bill & Ted have a destiny to fulfill in writing the song that would unite the world and 29 years after their Bogus Journey they have yet to fulfill their destiny. They now need the help of their princess wives and two bodacious daughters to accomplish their mission which now includes keeping the universe and time from folding in on itself.
Bill & Ted Face The Music Is just as fun as their adventures 30 years ago. The advancement of the on screen career of Keanu Reeves and the off screen success of Alex Winter really made me question whether or not this could be pulled off. I was more than pleasantly surprised and my prize was many hearty barrel laughs from a hilarious couples counseling scene to the reunion with their great band mate and friend, Death played by the great William Sadler.
The fact that so many originals were able to make their way back to San Dimas, California for this awesome adventure makes it that much more great. One of the other great aspects of this movie is that it was made not knowing the world would need to have fun when it did.
The world is in turmoil and what everyone could use is a great escape no matter how short and there is no question just as 31 years ago we unexpectedly get it from Bill S. Preston, Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan take us by surprise. This is without a doubt the movie the year 2020 needed and didn’t know it was going to.
Don’t take Bill & Ted serious just like we never did but sit back and enjoy them for who they are, the most excellent friends that just want the world to be happy. There is one thing missing from Face The Music and that is the legendary George Carlin, while he does make a brief digital cameo, having a real life Rufus would have been the cap on another excellent adventure. None the less it doesn’t lessen the fun, it just makes us more nostalgic for what we once had that we no longer do. So grab the family and grab the popcorn as William Sadler told me and just enjoy the film and have fun and take 90 minutes away from the chaos of our current existence.