It sucked. Such a disappointment. It felt like they didn’t have any idea what to do with the story. The plot is nonsensical even by Bill & Ted standards. There was so much potential in a third installment, and they wasted that potential on this forgettable trash.
Why is space-time literally collapsing unless they write one single harmonious song? Why is it one specific song (allegedly before the cop-out ending)? They already broadcast to the entire world at the end of the second one. Their music brought piece on Earth, it wasn’t some magical song that literally saves the universe from destruction.
And somehow the people in the future… didn’t know what happened? Like, how am I supposed to suspend my disbelief? Why did they think this script was good enough to spend a twenty-five million dollar budget on? Why did they waste all that money on crappy CGI effects that make me wanna puke in a story that doesn’t need to exist? And on a movie that looks, visually, like crap.
And the plot they went with just repeats things that happened in the first movie but boring. Hey, everyone remembers when they grabbed historical figure in a time machine, let’s throw that in there! But this time they don’t kidnap them as if it were a funny movie, they just, politely convince them to come with? And remember when they were sent to Hell? Yeah, let’s just do that again but make Hell infinitely less interesting. That’ll be great. I mean, come on, Bogus Journey was almost nothing like the first one. They’ve traveled through time, they’ve been to the afterlife, what’s the one thing they didn’t do? Space? Why didn’t we get Bill & Ted’s Space STATION? Show us a story about how their music reaches other planets, after they’ve given Earth a prosperous future, because that already happened.
This movie isn’t funny. There are humorous scenes on occasion, but they seriously failed at making a comedy on par with the first two. Most of the film is just mean-spirited drama mixed with some awkward attempts at humor. In the original films, nearly every scene, nearly every line of dialogue, was funny. They were filled to the brim with jokes. It was almost always played for laughs. Every time they meet their future selves in this movie, it’s just anger and drama. Keanu Reeves also just isn’t there at all. He throws off the chemistry by giving a very bored, phoned-in feeling performance. He didn’t seem to have the character in him, and it makes me wonder if they even re-watched the originals before production.
I was hoping for better from the original creators of the series.