Once told they'd save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, 2 would-be rockers from San Dimas, California find themselves as middle-aged dads still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfill their destiny.
Full disclosure, I never saw the second movie, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. I thought about watching the second one but the preview looked so bad it that I just couldn’t do it. In the end I figured it’s not like they are Oscar winning movies, and it really didn’t matter.
Lately I built up a lot of points with Cineplex and I decided with this not in theaters here, I would just use some and watch it at home. My wife hated this movie and I’ll admit the first half hour to 40 minutes is rough but it gets better. Keanu Reeves is noticeably older (as he should be with 19 years between movies!) but does a good job as Bill. I missed George Carlin but was glad they didn’t CGI his whole role, it would have been creepy.
The story is about what you’d suspect, a little bit of fun, a lot of cheese and ultimately some heart and a pretty uplifting ending. Strangely the special effects were disappointing and looked cheap to me.
Death and the robot were a delight and stole most scenes there were in. Bill and Ted’s daughters are fine and pull off a few nice scenes (including the ending).
I would go to theaters to see this but if you can stream it at home and you are a fan of Bill and Ted, then it could be worth a watch. Not for young children, ages 13+. I give it a 7 out of 10 and a mild recommendation. I have to say it was an excellent ending and a great place to end the series. Please don’t make any more Bill and Ted, they won and the world is saved, that’s all you can ask for.