The Bodacious Bill and Ted movie review
(4.5/5.0 ★) This movie certainly brings back memories from your childhood. 30 years have flown by between 2 Bodacious dudes playing their guitar, Wyld Stallyns William Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore Ted Logan (Keanu Reeves).
Since the day's of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey from 1989 - 1991, fast-forwarding 3 decades to 2 middle-aged men playing 2 stone head type high school characters, was this going to be a hit or a flop?
It definitely was funny. Not consistently but there are a few good laughs to be had. The dumb and dumber duo travelling into the future with their awesome time-travelling phone booth, revisiting hell for a reunion with their old friend 'Death', played by (William Sadler). Bill and Ted's ultimate goal was to write an epic song that makes the world sing along to save the universe, which doesn't make much sense writing it but you get the gist.
With a little help along the way from their awesome daughters Billie (Brigette Lundy-Paine) and Thea (Samara Weaving) and Rufus's daughter Kelly (Kristin Schaal), sadly the famous Rufus, (George Carlin) who played the time-travelling mentor to Bill and Ted from one of the first movies was unable to appear in this instalment due to a prior commitment. Filmmakers transformed outtakes from one of the first movies to give (George Carlin) a cameo. It wouldn't have been the same to not see him in it.
Bill & Ted’s band Wyld Stallyns failed miserably in writing 'the world-saving song'. Kelly (Kristin Schaal) arrives from the future to tell them that it would be a good time to start writing, failing to do so, Bill and Ted came up with another great idea, borrowing the time machine, travel to the future and 'steal' the song from themselves in the future... it should be simple right?
It was definitely a likeable, fun watching movie, anything with the kind-hearted Keanu Reeves has to be good... right? I think the sequel does a good job for the franchise, keeping in with the storyline from the first 2. A decent watch to make you laugh and bring back some nice memories.
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