Face the Music–Thirty years later, Bill & Ted to make a comeback

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

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