Directed by Dean Parisot
Starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Kristen Schaal, Samara Weaving, William Sadler, Bridget Lundy-Paine
I am a huge fan of the first two films and of these lovable characters. The last film was released in 1991 and I never really thought they would make another film until a few years back when rumors started about Keanu and Alex reprising their roles. It took a while but we finally got it and I have to say thanks to the makers or the ones who made the decision to have it available in various ways, including buying the film instead of renting it only for $20.00.
The story is simple, the future reaches Bill and Ted because it’s time for them to fulfill their destiny and write the song that would unite the world and save it. The adventure then begins with Bill and Ted trying to write the song.
I always try to say as little as possible when it comes to plot and story, so that is what we see in the trailer in terms of the story. About the film what can I say. I am glad they waited until they could do a story that would be good instead of just doing another film because the last one was successful. I think everyone involved did it because they came up with a story that was worth telling and not just for nostalgia’s sake. Fans wanted to see these characters again, myself included, but the film needed to be right and for me it was. What I have always loved from these movies is that they are simple, fun, and family-friendly. The characters are funny and likable and the adventures they go are fun and crazy, and the music also is great. With this film I can say the same, the story is simple but has a lot of heart behind it and once again uses music to remind us that together we sound better.
The film brought back all the characters we loved from Ted’s father to Missy and of course the great character Death, played by William Sadler. I was not worried about enjoying Alex and Keanu as these characters or the cast that I knew. I was worried about the fact that the story involved the daughters and that the characters had to be like their fathers because sometimes it does not work to have other actors trying to be like the characters known before. But I have to say both Bridget (Ted’s daughter) and Samara (Bill’s daughter) did a good job of making the characters their own while showing the resemblance to their dads. They were just as likable as their dads. It was so great to see Alex and Keanu once again playing these characters but it was better because it was done right in terms of the story and feel of the film and not just a nostalgic trip, at least in my opinion.
These are days where a feel-good movie is perfect, just have fun with the film and enjoy it.