‘Bill and Ted Face the Music’: All the Music Icons Depicted in the Movie
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure introduced Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winter) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves). And audiences fell in love with the latest movie slacker duo. Now Winter and Reeves are back for Bill and Ted Face the Music. But just like the first movie‘s history exam, the Wyld Stallyns will have some help creating the song that unites the world.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains MAJOR spoilers from Bill and Ted Face the Music. Read at your own risk.]
Bill and Ted are on a mission to save the world in their third movie
The Bill and Ted movies have always played fast and loose with logic. For instance, the series’ version of time travel doesn’t get hung up on a particular set of rules. However, one key reason they’ve resonated with fans is how masterfully they establish what’s at stake. In Bill and Ted Face the Music, time is folding in on itself, leaving Bill and Ted to save the world.
Just as their personal lives are crumbling, Bill and Ted learn they only have 78 minutes to fulfill their destiny. As longtime fans know, Wyld Stallyns are supposed to write a song that brings about peace and harmony. But now middle-aged, Bill and Ted have failed to do so. Thankfully, this time they have another pair of lovable slackers in their corner: their daughters.
But their daughters are on their own excellent adventure
Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical) and Samara Weaving (Ready or Not) join the cast as Billie and Thea, respectively. In Bill and Ted Face the Music, their characters largely mirror Bill and Ted themselves. In their mid-20s and obsessed with music, Billie and Thea are the first to leap into action to assist their dads on their mission.
Much like the first movie, they go on a time-hopping recruitment trip. The goal this time? To form an epic band to help Wyld Stallyns unite the world with a single song. And while Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl pops up midway through the film in a much-talked-about cameo, he doesn’t quite make the cut.
The final sequence features an epic band line-up for Wyld Stallyns
Just in the nick of time, Bill and Ted realize their daughters are the key. So Bill, Ted, Billie, Thea, and Death (returning co-star William Sadler) take the stage with some of history’s most venerated musicians to play the song that saves reality and repairs space-time.
On their excellent adventure, Billie and Thea recruit Jimi Hendrix (DazMann Still), Louis Armstrong (Jeremiah Craft), and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Daniel Dorr). Rounding out the line-up is Ling Lun (Sharon Gee) — the legendary founder of music in ancient China — and a prehistoric drummer named Grom (Patty Anne Miller).
With little explanation, Kid Cudi also shows up playing himself. And Wyld Stallyns — Bill, Ted, and their daughters — achieve the peace and unity they were always meant to. In one fell swoop, Bill and Ted Face the Music ties its themes together. In addition, the movie presumably provides a conclusive ending to the franchise.