'Bill and Ted Face the Music' - Movie Review

The return of two of the world's most lovable doofuses, in a sequel very few people were looking for: Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter return, in 2020, to roles they last inhabited in 1991. The movie is equally as much about their daughters, played by Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine. And of course it's about time travelling.

The movie is every bit as good as the first one - and yes, that's as backhanded a compliment as it sounds. But - as stupid as "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" was, it was also a lot of fun. And so is this.

It was prophesied that Bill and Ted would write a song that would not just unite the world, but stabilize time and reality. But they're in their 50s, still trying, and playing very small crowds ... Their princess wives (you remember, they brought them back from medieval times) still love them, but their marriages are a bit rocky. And their daughters are every bit as Excellent as their fathers.

For me, the stand-out performance in the movie was Brigette Lundy-Paine as Billie, Ted's daughter. She put the imitation of a young Ted/Keanu out of the park, and did it with amazing charm.

The closing credits are fun as we have hundreds of musicians (both real and air-) show up for a few seconds each. I managed to identify Weird Al Yankovic and Guillermo Rodriguez in the mix, and wondered how many other shooting star cameos I'd missed. But according to Wikipedia, that was about it. Although I should admit that I had no damn idea who Kid Cudi was - and he has a fairly major role.