Review: Bill & Ted Face The Music

Bill & Ted: Face The Music in cinemas now.

Bill And Ted: Face The Music finds our most excellent heroes yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle aged best friends Bill and Ted 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.

Bill & Ted are back dudes and it’s totally not bogus. The majetic return of the bodacious pair is simply perfect timing and a complete breath of fresh air as the eponymous duo return to not only save the world but reality too. In a film that could have been a poor rehash, it actually turns out to be a glorious triumph and worthy sucessor to the preious two movies that were set before it.

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter haven’t missed a step it seems and with the addition of their two daughters (the rather fantastic combination of Ready or Not’s Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine) it really cranks up the fun. However despite various characters returning, such as William Sadler’s Death, Amy Stoch as Missy, sorry Mom, no wait… what? and Hal Landon as Chief Logan, the real standout of the entire film is Anthony Carrigan as the robot Dennis. He’s an absolute hoot everytime he graces the screen and you just want more of him.

There’s a touching nod to George Carlin too, which may bring a slight tear to some eyes.

However, overall this will most likely have Bill and Ted fans in raptures as it hits all the right notes. And any film that can shoehorn in a Dave Grohl cameo (See The Muppets) is definetly worth your time. Oh and make sure you stay to the end for a great post credit sequence.

Overall? The plot may be wafer thin at times and the girls sub plot of collecting an all new band is rather rushed. But to be quite honest, who cares Just Be Good To Each Other and Party On Dudes!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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