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Thread: Bill and Ted Face the Music (Dean Parisot)

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    Bill and Ted Face the Music (Dean Parisot)


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    There's a slight claustrophobic quality to some of the filmmaking-- like the budget limited the movie to a lot of interiors and some creative use of affordable CGI.

    Apart from that, I was smiling the whole goddamn time and laughing quite a bit. Some of that laughter was more about the welcoming reliability of Bill and Ted, and that what makes them reliable is their fundamental authenticity and sweetheartedness (they express exactly how they feel and tend to hate liars most of all). Other laughs come from how these movies have the good habit of taking an already-fine comic premise and twisting it in a new direction, e.g. you'll most likely enjoy how the film develops its future-shock killbot and a displaced Kid Cudi. Also, the flick packs a lot of story into its efficient 90 minutes, allowing for what's simultaneously an It's a Wonderful Life riff (the boys travel to the future and see different stages and permutations of themselves) and a remix of the prior two films (quests for historical figures and hellbound souls), so that you're never far away from a new approach to the familiar warmth and chuckles that the series has always provided.

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    Just extremely happy that this turned out well.

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    I've been really excited for this.

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    Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are excellent, totally earnest and fun. The rest of the movie didnít do much for me, and I definitely didnít laugh as much as I have with the other films.
    Thatís not to say its a horrible movie though- this feels like its part of the series and does about what I expected it to. I just wish it had more bite and humor to it. [
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    Rewatching it-- might as well use the $20 rental!-- and just caught a very funny little joke.

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    Another thing. I would've been fine with another 2 minutes in the film that we would spend with the Princesses. Maybe that'd be too many spinning plates in a 90 minute movie, but I think they could've woven in a bit more solo time with the ladies.

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    Sorry, more clever touches:

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    I would say I can't believe this movie made me shed tears (of joy, for the record) but, hey, it's 2020, nothing surprises me anymore.
    Last 11 things I really enjoyed:

    Speed Racer (Wachowski/Wachowski, 2008)
    Safe (Haynes, 1995)
    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Parker, 1999)
    Beastie Boys Story (Jonze, 2020)
    Bad Trip (Sakurai, 2020)
    What's Up Doc? (Bogdanovich, 1972)
    Diva (Beineix, 1981)
    Delicatessen (Caro/Jeunet, 1991)
    The Hunger (Scott, 1983)
    Pineapple Express (Green, 2008)
    Chungking Express (Wong, 1994)

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    It's all connected, Rich.

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