CULT FACTION

For all your cult film, tv, cartoon, comic and video game needs

Bill and Ted Face The Music (2020)

It was written in the future that the music of Wyld Stallyns would unite the world and bring peace to the universe. It would appear after everything that has happened this year Bill and Ted are back to do just that!

It was back in 1989 when Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure burst onto the scene. This was followed up two years later by Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey. In both films the non-judgemental optimistic mind sets of Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan spread upbeat positivity to all those who watched it. The problem is, just like in the film, the world is a lot darker place than it was at the last Wyld Stallyns concert. Can they do it again?

To help us original writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon (who always cameo in Bill and Ted movies. This time they are demons in hell) are back and so are Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves. This time Bill and Ted are having trouble writing that song that will save the universe and all reality. Also their Princess wives are not happy  and their daughters, Billie (Brigette Lundy-Paine) and Thea (Samara Weaving) have grown up but have no direction apart from music.

One day Rufus’ (George Carlin) daughter Kelly (Kristen Schaal) arrives in a brand-new time machine with an important message: their band Wyld Stallyns has until 7:17pm San Dimas time to save the universe and all reality through that perfect song they were supposed to have written some time in the last 20 years. Bill and Ted decide to cheat and use a time machine to do it. Nothing could go wrong could it?

The film is a packed feel good adventure that keeps Bill and Ted at the centre of the story whilst allowing the rest of the cast get to have their own moments on the big screen. Lundy-Paine and Weaving step up as Billie and Thea and I am guessing we may see their own adventures at some point. Take note Hollywood – this is how you introduce female versions of charachters…  *cough* Ghostbusters. The Princesses also had their own side quest – perhaps we could have seen more of it on screen though? I’m hoping for some bluray extras on that one. There are also a lot of new charcters to enjoy too including Dennis Caleb McCoy (Anthony Carrigan).

One big plus for me was the amount of easter eggs that were packed in. My personal favourite being a bill board near the end. keep your eyes peeled! I’m sure this will pay off even more with repeated viewings.

Was Bill and Ted Face The Music a game changing cinematic moment? No, but that does not mean you cannot enjoy it. The positivity is still there and that is something the whole world needs right now.

Verdict: 7.5. Bill and Ted Face The Music is like catching up with old friends you have not seen in decades. A lot has changed and some things aren’t always how you would like them, but it is still amazing to see them one more time.

Related Posts
Zu – Warriors of the Magic Mountain (1981)

Yuen Biao plays a champion fencer who disposes of his rivals with startling ability. Biao is also a student, writing an essay on the Ming Dynasty, which is received favorably by his tutor, Read more

Zoolander 2 trailer released

Zoolander is back but a lot has happened since 2001! Rest assured the Ben Stiller comedy features familiar faces and a few new ones with plenty to get you excited. Read more

Zontar, the Thing from Venus (1966)

At a dinner party with their wives, NASA scientist Dr. Keith Ritchie (Tony Huston) reveals to his colleague Dr. Curt Taylor (John Agar) that he has secretly been in communication Read more

Zone Troopers (1985)

In Italy during World War II, an American military patrol discovers a spaceship that has crash-landed in the woods, along with its alien crew. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm9fnNfLg8M A nearby Nazi unit also Read more

Zone 414 trailer released

Zone 414 is an upcoming American science fiction thriller film written by Bryan Edward Hill and directed by Andrew Baird. The film stars Guy Pearce, Matilda Lutz, Jonathan Aris, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Olwen Fouéré, Colin Salmon, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Read more

Zomboat! Episode 6

It is the final episode of Season 1, and as expected following the somewhat calmness of last week's episode this week is about to go off the scale. Our crew Read more

Zomboat! Episode 5

Episode 5 of Zomboat! is the penultimate episode of Season 1 and it gave the audience a chance to catch their breath before the grand finale. Instead of the fast Read more

Zomboat! Episode 4

In Zomboat! Episode 4 we discover that even a shopping trip can be hazardous to your health in post-apocalyptic Birmingham. With the boat moored and apparently safe Amar (Ryan McKen) Read more

Zomboat! Episode 3

After our diversion last week our Zomboat crew begin travelling in the right direction and end up back where they first got on the boat. This also happens to be Read more

Zomboat! Episode 2

Zomboat! burst onto our screens last week and while we loved it we noted that it felt "a bit rushed with lots crammed in." As Episode 2 washed over us Read more

Zomboat! Episode 1

Debuting on ITV2 in the UK, Zomboat! is filmed in the 2.35:1 widescreen ratio of most zombie movies and answers the life long question of what would happen if you Read more

Zomblogalypse trailer released

Homemade horror-comedy feature Zomblogalypse received its UK premiere at Dead Northern Film Festival - in association with Fangoria and Shudder - at City Screen York on 26th September 2021. The Read more

Zombies-Outlive The Undead trailer released

Tony Todd is back in an all new zombie movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBlWz-n-nec When the world is in shambles, plagued by a zombie outbreak, only the strong will survive, but just how Read more

Zombieland: Doubletap “Keeps Getting Better” featurette released

Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL6NTQhEqn4 Read more

Zombieland 2: Double Tap trailer released

In Zombieland 2: Double Tap, Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of Read more

Zombiegeddon (2003)

Directed by Chris Watson and distributed by Troma Entertainment, Zombiegeddon begins as Satan creates a human-like race called zombies. When the zombies begin taking over the world, dirty cops Jeff Read more

Zombie With A Shotgun trailer released

Zombie With A Shotgun is the feature adaptation of the popular web series of the same name. Aaron and Rachel are on the run due to the fact that Aaron is Read more

Zombie Tidal Wave (2019)

Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, Zombie Tidal Wave aims to pick up where the Sharknado franchise left off. More serious in tone, the film plays more like the original Sharknado Read more

Zombie Tidal Wave “Zombie Tsunami” trailer released

It's a Zombie Tsunami! From the same twisted minds behind Sharknado comes an all-new disaster: Zombie Tidal Wave starring Ian Ziering. Watch the world premiere Saturday August 17th at 9/8c Read more

Zombie Fighter official trailer released

11 years ago, a zombie virus killed many people, while others had their family members turned into zombies. Society is still angry, and so outside the city, a zombie fight Read more

Founded Cult Faction in 2014. Some would describe him as a teacher, writer, dream weaver, and visionary... some would not...

%d bloggers like this: