A Most Excellent Return : Bill and Ted are Back For a Third Film

Lily Ives, Editor in Chief

We’re all in need of some positivity and optimism in our lives right about now. Life, to put it in simple words, is kind of awful. We’re still in the midst of a global pandemic that has ruined a lot of our lives. Well, if you are looking for a positive pick me up in these trying times Bill and Ted Face the Music is a great source. 

The third installment in an iconic ‘80s movie series (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey), Bill and Ted Face the Music sees the triumphant return of the time traveling duo Bill S. Preston, Esquire (portrayed by Alex Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (portrayed by Keanu Reeves). This film tells the story of Bill and Ted’s attempts to write the song that is to unite the world, a song that has been mentioned since the first film. Throughout this movie, we see the return of a number of our favorite characters from the past two movies, such as Death, Missy, and Deacon. 

Overall, as a very big fan of these films, I feel that this third film perfectly captures the charisma and charm that we saw in the past. For a sequel that has come out nearly three decades after the last film, the entire crew did a wonderful job at capturing the magic and the genuine feeling that I got from the others. This movie sees the introduction of Bill and Ted’s daughters, Billie (Brigette Lundy-Paine) and Thea (Samara Weaving) and these two were amazing at speaking and acting almost exactly like the titular characters did in the first two movies. Specifically Lundy-Paine, in the role of Billie, was amazing at playing Ted’s child, with even he mannerisms on point. 

In classic Bill and Ted fashion, the plot is somewhat ridiculous, with the main characters going throughout time to interact with themselves and with famous musicians, like Jimi Hendrix and Mozart. All of these moments were very fun to watch and the dialogue between characters was great.

If you’re looking for a fun adventure movie that captures the charm of classic 80’s movies, then Bill and Ted Face the Music is exactly what you are looking for. Hey, you could even go for a marathon of all three of these incredibly optimistic, silly, and fun movies.