Bill and Ted Face The Music (2020) Warner Brothers 11/10/2020
Directed By: Dean Parisot
Starring: Keanu Reeve, Alex Winters, Kristen Schaal, Samara Weaving, William Sadler
Disclaimer: Warner Brothers has provided me with a copy of this film free of charge for the purposes of review. All opinions contained within are my own honest reflections.
So, allow me to make a confess at the outset. I was never a huge Bill & Ted fan. Before you throw a guitar my way let me explain. It's not that I think the movies were bad, I suspect a lot of it was I was four when the first movie came out in '89 and six at the time of the sequel. The movies are clearly aimed at a much older audience hence, I never got that sweet hit of nostalgia that I'm sure a lot of people did going into this new outing. In fact, I'm actually pretty jealous that this movie never connected with me when I did age into them. Again, it's not a weird flex like I'm too good for the series, it's just they never made it into my film rotation back in the day. The film cleverly starts with a recap of the events of the first two films and also what the duo has been up to since. It seems that their music career tanked hard and they are stuck still trying to find the music that will unit the world. Bill and Ted's daughters Thea (Samara Weaving) and Billie (Brigette Lundy-Paine) are now best friends and seem to mirror their dad's love of music. But also they seem to lack drive, seeing how both are unemployed but chasing a dream. However, time is literally ticking as the famous duo must write the song that units the universe or reality as we know it will cease to exist. Meanwhile, Billie and Thea time travel putting together an epic band of the worlds greatest musicians.