#REVIEW: “BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC”
By Mr. Will Wong
It’s been 29 years since we’ve heard from them, but they’re back and still the world is in need of saving! BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC reunites beloved duo Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves), now middle-aged fathers with daughters to carry-out their legacies in Thea (Samara Weaving) and Billie (Brigette Lundy-Pane) respectively. They are advised by a visitor from the future that only a song by them can save them. The only problem is – what exactly is the song? So the duo travel into the past and future with their daughters on their own venture to help them piece together this song, which will help them fulfill their Rock ‘n’ Roll destinies together.
Dean Parisot (Good Girls, Masters of Sex) helms this greatly-anticipated follow-up to 1989’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. Much of the zany antics are back with some modern effects and CGI to elevate the experience and it’s as if Bill & Ted never grew-up at all. They’re inseparable and still attacking their challenge with the same goofy zest they’ve come to be known for.
Joining the adventure this time are the likes of Kid Cudi (as himself), Jimmy (DazMann Still), Louis Armstrong (Jeremiah Craft) and several other historical figures. The Film knows its own outlandishness and it caters to the nostalgia that fans of the original Film crave so much. It’s refreshing to see Reeves have a bit of fun after some darker fare of late and to see again Winter, who’s been behind the camera more of late. Neat seeing also how Weaving and Lundy-Pane each embody pieces of their character’s fathers, breathing a new energy into the Film. Our heroes just always seem to squeak by out of harm’s way, making us giggle doing it.
BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC gives fans exactly what they should expect. We only wish it felt a bit more dangerous. Still, there is some harmless fun to be bad. It arrives in theatres and on-demand via VVS Films on Friday, August 28, 2020.
*Please ensure you exercise caution in observing COVID-19 protocols if seeing this in-theatre*