Monday, September 7, 2020

Bill & Ted Face the Music Movie Review

Alex Winter & Keanu Reeves (r) star in Bill & Ted Face the Music

Shoot Us!

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. and Theodore "Ted" Logan. Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends - to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.

Starring: Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, William Sadler, Kristen Schaal, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Anthony Carrigan, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, Holland Taylor, Kid Cudi and Jillian Bell

What's Good: It stays faithful (for the most part) to the first two films, but how is that a good thing almost 30 years later?

What's Not: The special effects are awful, and the writing (Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon) second to none all. As for the acting (Reeves and Brigette Lundy-Paine in particular) shockingly terrible. Hand to God, this movie stinks.

Budget: $25 million (On what, I wonder?)

Runtime: 91 minutes (Still too long.)

Target Audience: Fans of Excellent Adventure & Bogus Journey, and/or anyone with an IQ below 90.

Bottom Line: "Sometimes things don't make sense until the end of the story," but who wants to sit through an hour and a half of utter nonsense to find out? This is a money grab, nothing more. Stay clear.

GradeD- (At least it's a new release. Other than that...)