Director: Dean Parisot
Writer: Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon (Screenplay)
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Kristen Schaal, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, William Sadler
Plot: Once told they’d save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.
Tagline – The Future Awaits
Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Bill & Ted Face the Music starts when Bill (Winter) & Ted (Reeves) learn they haven’t reached their potential, seeing their musical dreams fading to just playing in front of small crowds. They get a visit from Kelly (Schaal) warning them they are about to perform the song that will save reality.
The pair look to go into the future to steal the song they sung, only finding themselves in more trouble than before, while their daughters Thea (Weaving) and Billie (Lundy-Paine) look to travel through time to bring the greatest minds in music together.
Thoughts on Bill & Ted Face the Music
Thoughts – Bill & Ted Face the Music is the third instalment in the popular franchise, where we get to pick up and see how Bill & Ted never managed to reach their potential, have their own family, but still needing to save the world. This is trying recapture the magic the first one had by being able to pass on the torch to the daughter who could easily go on their own adventure in the future. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter bring the pair of characters back to life just as we remember them, giving us the ‘I am older’ side to their performances, while the new additions of Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine work well for the potential future series. The biggest weakness in the film comes from not really doing too much fresh, in an idea which already wasn’t too standout. The true big fans of the originals could get enjoyment out of this one, but it you didn’t enjoy them, you will see the problems coming back again.
Final Thoughts – Bill & Ted Face the Music is just like the pair of films before, lacking the strongest levels of comedy.