Bill and Ted Face the Music is a film for the year we’ve lost

Bill and Ted Face the Music Feels like a prank. Franchise filmmaking is now king, and because of this, any revival seems blasphemous by default. Bill & Ted’s Super Adventure And its sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Are probably one of the least cynical films of all time: a lifestyles through time faithfully starred by Rome and the sweet peacocks who love rock n roll. They have no signs of any edge or darkness (even when they go to hell) and delight in the lack of sophistication. There is not much there, but that is what makes them attractive. This makes the idea of ​​a third film, first released 30 years later, feel like a stretch. Nevertheless it may be my favorite film released this year.

I saw Bill and Ted Face the Music In the drive-in theater. This was my partner and I always wanted to do (drive-ins), no Bill and ted) But lacked opportunity. In an epidemic, however, drive-ins are one of the only safe ways to watch movies outside your home, so we borrowed a car and drove to drive that night to see the only new movie. Neither of us had particularly strong feelings about the film – we were more excited than watching the film, because we were the film ourselves – but it felt like looking down from the windows on a hot summer night and right Concealment concession stand food is balanced in our arms.

Bill and Ted Face the Music, Like its predecessors, is a simple film. Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) and Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winter), since he was a teenager said that his rock band, Wald Styles, would write songs that would unify the world. However, they are now middle-aged men who somehow have not managed to pull it off. Because of this, the world is falling apart. Time and space are collapsing, and Kelly (Kristen Schaal), a future messenger, arrives to tell Stalins that they have until 7:17 pm to write the song, or that everything is over. goes.

To solve the problem with minimal effort, Bill and Ted decide to try to work in the past: using a time machine to jump into the future where they have already written the song, and return it to the present Bring It goes wrong, and the pair spend the rest of the film, which they continue to ignore in the future.

We never think about the present as clearly as we would like to. I suspect this is more true than ever. I wonder what will be known about this year and how did we achieve it? I saw Bill and Ted Face the Music In a remote New Jersey drive-in because drive-ins are among the few variations available to me as the world falls apart. This collapse is never far from my mind, at least during the 91-minute film two middle-aged men are staring the end of the world and trying to avoid doing anything about it.

during face the music, Bill and Ted travel further into their future to find that they never change. Their lives just get worse, because they never stop running away from their problems, trying to cheat their way of working to fix anything. Their future is their own can not do Improve until Bill and Ted stop looking for them, because then it means that they have stopped cheating in their own way in a song that saves the universe and has actually started making it.

For the past year, I was planning to get married this month. It is no longer happening like other things of 2020, postponed for a year. I don’t know if it’s enough time. I doubt this is enough time. However, the fret about it seems clunky. So i don’t Instead, I look at all the things in which to be angry about now, and I think that instead.

I do not know where to put all the anger. I can send it in the future, who reaches far from it, I reach there. I can send it to the past and despair at every incremental step that has brought us here. Both seem terrible decisions for the person who is now living here.

So at the end of Bill and Ted Face the Music, I cried, because the present is something that I have not been able to find out yet, six months into disaster. I don’t know if the decisions I’m making today are right or wrong, and I’m running out of fantasies to wake myself up and justify work and pay bills like the world is not really fire . I cried because we thought about marriage that we might never have, because no one is getting what they expected tomorrow. And I cried because all at the end of the film Does Stand up and face the music. Not because they have understood anything, but because they love each other from hell. All they really know is how to do – being excellent for each other and playing music really fucking loud. It’s just that I know I have to.