Movie trailer? What’s a movie trailer? It’s been forever since we’ve seen the studios reveal a new movie or a trailer, and for some this next movie is of the “long-time, eagerly awaited” category. For others, well, they can just shield their eyes and wait for it to pass. Another Bill & Ted adventure? A third? (There were two?). Bill & Ted Face the Music comes right on the heels of… or actually… 30 years after the original Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey came two years later). It’s the continuing adventures of two teenagers played by Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter who meet up with a timelord played by George Carlin (complete with passable TARDIS), all without de-aging CGI and without Carlin, who died in 2008. How is this supposed to work again?
Neither is a teenager, both lead actors are 55 years old, Reeves making a career of his own breed of action movie star, and Winter, who sort of looks like he did when he was a teenager. How is this supposed to work again?
Sure, we all could use a hug right now.
Maybe we’re at the point where any new movie is better than none, and how much harm can Bill & Ted cause anyway? So we meet them 30 years older and sort of moving on from their past. Samara Weaving is one of the co-stars, playing the daughter of Bill–yep, both of these guys are married with kids. And Carlin may make an appearance in the film thanks to some re-purposed found footage from the past. It could be fun!
Here’s the trailer for Bill & Ted Face the Music:
Major national events continue to cancel their August dates because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it seems unlikely Bill & Ted Face the Music will be in many theaters very soon, but it’s scheduled to be released August 21, 2020.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg