It’s been a rough year for practically everyone. Many of us are stuck at home, unable to see friends, go on vacations, or even make a simple trip to the movies. Initially, 2020 was set to be a pretty fantastic film year, with new entries in a variety of beloved franchises, from Fast & Furious to Ghostbusters. Practically all of them, including upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe films, have been delayed as far as deep into 2021. One highly-anticipated movie, though, simply couldn’t wait that long.
Bill & Ted Face the Music arrives in select theaters and on digital release on Friday, August 28. It’s the first film in the series since 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. Face the Music has been in the works for over a decade, but even with that much development, the prospect of revisiting this franchise after so long is a scary one. Can it live up to the hype? Will it be a worthy entry into the existing canon? Could these 30-year-old characters even resonate in the modern day?
Thankfully, the answer to all three of those questions is a resounding yes. Bill & Ted Face the Music is practically everything you could have asked for, and more. After 30 years, Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are all grown up, have families, and yet are still the same slacker duo that are trying to unite the world with a single song. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been working out and they are visited by someone from the future who tells them their time is up. Now they have 78 minutes to come up with the song that will save the universe. Not too tall of an order, right?