Bill and Ted: Face the Music

By: Taylor Nute, Arts & Entertainment Editor

tn1041@plymouth.edu

On August 28th, everyone’s favorite musical airheads, Bill S. Preston and Ted Theodore Logan, returned to the big screen in Bill and Ted: Face the music. The film features Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves reprising their roles as Bill and Ted, respectively. The film also brings in many new characters, such as their daughters, Billie and Thea. Warning: spoilers for the film ahead!

In the film, Bill and Ted must write a song that unites the world, so that time and space don’t entirely collapse. Once again, they travel throughout time in an attempt to get the song from their future selves, and hilarity ensues. In the end, their daughters, Billie and Thea, are the ones who write the music and unite the world.

Fans worried before watching that it would not give off the same feel as the original films, but the writers managed to keep the nostalgia alive. The writers also put plots from both previous films into this one. Billie and Thea travel throughout time to gather historical musicians to help make the song. Bill and Ted travel to Hell in an attempt to get death to join their band, Wyld Stallyns, once again. These two plots bring a nostalgic feel to the whole film.

As always, the actors do an amazing job of keeping the characters alive. The chemistry between Winter and Reeves is still there after 29 years. They brought the goofiness of their younger characters back to the big screen. The actors who play their daughters also did a wonderful job bringing their own goofiness to the roles.

All in all, Bill and Ted: Face the Music is definitely a film I would recommend. The whole hour and a half packs so many memories of the first two and creates its own feel at the same time. If you loved the original two, you should definitely watch this one as well.