Christian perspective based on Fr. Jonathan Mithican's review at https://aleteia.org/2020/09/03/bill-ted-face-the-music-might-just-be-the-inspirational-movie-we-need-right-now/
In his review of the new release "Bill and Ted Face the Music," Fr. Jonathan Mitchican offers an interesting perspective on the movie, pointing out that though it does have its faults, it also has a great deal of charm and wholesomeness. In this, Fr. Mitchican demonstrates the Media Key of BALANCE by taking into account both sides of the spectrum. This, I think, is extremely important especially for Christian media creators to take note of, since we do live in a secular world, and its very rare that you will find a movie or a show that doesn't have any sort of immoral connotations or innuendo at all. But we can't just throw something away because it doesn't 100% conform to our guidelines. Granted, it would be preferable if everything did conform to our moral guidelines, as well as TRUTH-FILLED, and INSPIRING. But if we're honest, that doesn't always in today's day and age. So we have to be able to find the good in a movie or a show, and use that good to bring others to Christ. Of course, this isn't to say that you are able to find good in everything, even movies that are rated O, or which are downright immoral. This is in cases of a movie or show that is overall good but that has a few things that are somewhat questionable, such as "Bill and Ted Face the Music."
Fr. Mitchican recognizes that the Bill and Ted franchise has a reputation for being a bit vulgar, but he says in his review that for the most part, the movie is just a fun, silly, lighthearted film that he thinks is doing more good than bad, in that it makes people happy, and could be just what we need right now to lift our spirits during a difficult year. In this case, the good far outweighs the bad, so its important to focus on the good that is coming out of it, rather than any evil. Fr. Mitchican says that the main message of the story is two men who are risking everything to help the people they care about, specifically their families and loved ones, which I think is a good example of DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON, since the characters in this movie care for their loved ones, and value their dignity as a human being.
Fr. Mitchican concludes by saying that "'Be excellent to each other' isn't exactly the Gospel, but its a step in the right direction." And that's what all media content should be - a step in the right direction and in pursuit of TRUTH, even if its not perfect.