Everybody’s favorite pair of doofuses are back after nearly thirty years! No, not Milli Vanilli! Bill & Ted! Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter’s iconic idiots have returned for a third film, entitled Bill & Ted Face the Music, and set to be released in theatres in August (though we’ll see what Our Lady Corona has to say about that). Today, the long awaited trailer was finally dropped. Because today is June 9. 6/9. 69. Noice.
Here’s the trailer:
For those of you who can’t click play because you’re at the office (AKA in bed and don’t want to disturb the slumbering cat), here’s a quick plot rundown: Twenty-five years after their big, internationally broadcast concert, Bill and Ted are all washed up and have failed in their mission to “save reality as we know it.” So they come up with the plan to travel to the future and steal the song that will “reunite the world” from their future selves. Sure! That’s a solid enough plot for history hopping hijinks!
I thought it might be strange to see an older Keanu play Ted again. Now, whenever I picture a Keanu character, I imagine him as uber-serious Neo or the hot cop from Speed. But I think he managed to slip back into Ted quite easily (Slip Back Into Ted Quite Easily: the gay porn title the world deserves). But I had zero of those issues with Bill, since Alex Winter hasn’t acted much since the early nineties. The last ten years he’s been focusing on documentary filmmaking (nerd).
As for the quality of the film? Ehh, remains to be seen. It’s written by the original Bill & Ted screenwriters, and directed by Dean Parisot, who also directed Galaxy Quest (an underrated gem), so who knows, maybe it’ll be one of those non-shitty reboots! Like the movie… um… that one TV show… huh. I’m drawing a blank here.