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BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC – Rated PG-13 – 1 hr. 28 mins.
DIRECTOR: Dean Parisot
WRITERS: Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon
STARRING: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Kristen Schaal, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy Paine, Erin Hayes, Jayma Mays, Hal Landon Jr. and Beck Bennett
Well, who’s ready to party on some more Dudes, as we find Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) making their way in the world no longer as Rockers, but family guys. Coming to grips with their humdrum lives, which no longer include traveling through time, Bill and Ted are totally lame, as they venture to marriage therapy, and totally righteous things like that…
When Bill and Ted are tasked with creating a song that will not only save our world, but the universe as a whole, it seems that time travel is now a must, if they are to find out how, and when exactly they can or did, create such a masterpiece…
So, as our favorite phone booth traveling Rockers set forth on their newest mission…the following questions still remain ~ Will Bill and Ted be able to save their marriages, as their constant slacking continues? Will Bill and Ted be able to write the song that saves the world? And most importantly in my eyes, will Bill and Ted be able to save their daughters from peril, before this totally rad movie ends?
I give BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC a rating of CATCH THIS FILM ON VIDEO ON DEMAND! Even though the studios and the movie theaters are hoping that Bill and Ted, aka Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are going to help jump start the reopening of theaters everywhere this month, sadly, I can’t tell you to venture out of your home to take this one in. Maybe it’s the fact that Keanu Reeves has enamored me with some incredible performances since his role as Ted many moons ago, including his small, but pivotal role also in 1989 in the film Parenthood, or his dreamy Doctor love interest role in 2003’s Something’s Got to Give, or my favorite role of his thus far, playing Assassin John Wick, in the John Wick Action series. With all these, and so many more exceptional performances under his belt in the last 31 years, watching him step into playing Ted, was a bit of a stretch for me personally. But, with that said, as sequel’s go, original Writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon have done a fabulous job of putting together a very well scripted and plausible story line, that harkens back to the days of the beginning of this franchise. They even managed to work in some additional cast from the beginning, besides Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves, thus adding another dimension of authenticity to this film, which you cannot deny. And even if you aren’t mesmerized by its corny Generation=X references throughout this time too, you will enjoy how the performances and storyline manage to draw you in to all the time travel mayhem that you knew would have to take place, as you venture with them to a far better ending, than I was anticipating when the film began. All-in-all, if you were a huge fan of Bill and Ted and their previous adventures, don’t let me stop you from heading to a theater near you to catch this film, but for the rest of us trying to decide what to do, I think you should totally see it, as it is an above par sequel, totally formulated to bring you right back to 1989. But I’m also suggesting that you spend the $19.99 it costs to catch it on your Video streaming Service, rather than venture to out to catch it at the theater, with your mask tightly secured!