It's been almost 30 years since we last heard from Bill and Ted in Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, but that doesn't make us any less excited for Bill and Ted Face The Music -- whose trailer (finally) dropped today.
Bill and Ted's band, Wyld Stallyns, were supposed to write a song that would somehow lead to a utopian future civilization. Except that 25+ years later, they still haven't written it. Even Axl Rose got a whole Chinese Democracy album out in less than half that time, dudes. So Bill and Ted brilliantly deduce that their best course of action is to travel forward in time and steal the song from their future selves. It's a time-paradox so faulty in logic that if Stephen Hawking were brought back to life just to read about it, he would pass and choose to die all over again. But it's exactly the type of premise that made the original Bill and Ted Movies so great.
What's also interesting to see is that even after 30 years, this franchise has updated in only the slightest of ways. You can see what I mean in the trailer for the first movie:
The phone booth's electricity looks a little more like a clipart animation, and their representation of travel through time and space could today be done by a 6th grader on her iPhone, but the overall visuals still match up well with today's modern version. I'm not sure if that leaves me more impressed with Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure for doing so much with so little, or if I'm more impressed with Bill and Ted Face The Music for staying so true to the tone and feel of the original. Either way, you can forgive my concern in an era when sequels so often lose sight of what made the original so great. But that doesn't seem to be the case here, so I feel pretty confident saying to Bill and Ted 3, party on. Besides, even if I didn't, I'd be too scared of Swole Bill and Yolked Ted kicking the shit out of me to say otherwise.
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Top Image: Bill And Ted Face The Music/ Orion Pictures