Eli’s Movie Review: Return in Bill and Ted Face the Music


Eli Teeter, Writer

Bill and Ted take us on another excellent adventure with 2020’s Bill and Ted Face the Music. With a stellar cast and fun for the whole family, Bill and Ted Face the Music is an example of how to make a good sequel to cult-classic movies.

Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves reprise their roles as “Bill and Ted” for this epic sequel to the 1989 film Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and the 1991 film Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey.

Face the Music starts 25 years after the original films, following Bill and Ted once again but not with the spectacular lives they had hoped for. After being told that they were destined to create the song that would unite every single person across the world, they spent their lives trying to find that perfect tune. Fast forward to the year 2020, we find Bill and Ted still searching for that fabled song, and failing miserably but gracefully. They’re told that they need to give it up, that they need to focus on real life: take better care of their daughters who embody their energy perfectly, look after their wives who are actually princesses from the 15th century, and worst of all, get a real job. The two start to give in and question if they are truly destined for greatness or doomed to live a normal life. Of course that doesn’t last long, and the next thing they know they are taken hundreds of years into the future, and once again a new adventure starts and their mission once again, to create the world’s greatest song to unite the people of the world. At the same time, Bill and Ted’s daughters, Billie and Thea, are on their own adventure: putting together the greatest band of all time, for their fathers of course. Traveling back and forth through time, Bill and Ted rush to the finish to complete their destiny and save the world. Their journey through time and reality as they know is mystical, hysterical, and totally righteous; it’s an hour and a half of fun that anyone of any age can fall in love with.

If you’re a fan of the original films, you’re going to love this film. Action, comedy, drama, and even Kid Cudi, this movie is the perfect concoction for a joyous ride. Personally speaking, this film was a blast: at first I was skeptical, but by the end of the movie, I had jumped out of my seat and was yelling, “Party on Dudes!” At times, I was nearly rolling on the floor laughing myself to death, and at other times biting my nails, hoping that Bill and Ted could write this awesome song and save the world for good. On the technical side, there were a few downs, but ultimately the ups outweigh them. Overall, Bill and Ted Face the Music is a great revamping of the classic movies. In all honesty, it’s a great watch, and when I watched this movie, I couldn’t help but love it. I have a feeling that you will too.