Kevin Smith says Bill & Ted Face the Music is “f*cking wonderful”

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC is one of those projects that seemed destined to remain in Development Hell, alongside Ted's evil Easter Bunny and Bill's dreaded grandma kisses. But it seems to have beaten the odds, and is only months away from release, with original screenwriters Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson returning, as well the director of GALAXY QUEST Dean Parisotat at the helm! Here's the official synopsis:

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reprise their roles as Bill & Red while William Sadler reprises his role as the Grim Reaper. Brigette Lundy-Paine, Samara Weaving, Anthony Carrigan, Kid Cudi, and Jillian Bell co-star.

Now enduring the monotony of middle-aged life, William “Bill” S. Preston, Esq. and Ted “Theodore” Logan are warned by a visitor from the future of the need for them to create a song in 78 minutes that will save all life on Earth and the entire universe. The pair work with their families, old friends, famous musicians, and each other to complete the task.

Meanwhile, here's what fan favorite director Kevin Smith had to say about the film on his podcast FATMAN BEYOND – as even though he wasn't involved in the production itself – he did see an early screening (which apparently also brought him to tears):

I saw a movie today, and it was fucking wonderful… It is adorable… I hope that doesn’t sound dismissive, I need everyone to remember unlike say Cheech & Chong or what are the other guys, Jay and Silent Bob, those cats were R-Rated movies. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is as ‘you can watch it with your family’ as it gets. Knowing that going into this, that’s kind of important, it’s a family film, it’s wonderful. It’s absolutely adorable, they stuck the landing.

That's great to hear! Of course, that's just one man's opinion, and doesn't mean it'll be a universal one, but I'm a fan of Smith (DOGMA is one of my favorite movies ever) so it's at least heartening that one of the first reactions to the film is a positive one.

Now the long-gestating sequel BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC will finally be released August 14th.

So what do you guys think? Fans of the original BILL & TED films? If so, what do you think about the upcoming sequel? Does Smith's recommendation sway you one way or the other? Either way, sound off below!

Source: Fatman Beyond Podcast

About the Author

2757 Articles Published