Satisfying, funny and nostalgic “threequel” has good messages, some iffy content
Bill & Ted Face the Music is a great movie. Fans of the first two will love it, and parents will also have value for its nostalgia-like tone. This movie will also be fun for families who don’t have much new stuff to watch right now. However, the movie has some iffy content, but most tweens are still okay.
Educational Value: 1/5. Kids will be introduced to many famous musicians like Jimmi Hendrix, Louis Armstrong and Mozart in a goofy and lighthearted way.
Positive Messages: 3/5. Good messages about learning from your mistakes, friendship and parenthood.
Positive Role Models: 3/5. Bill and Ted are loyal and caring to both each other and their families, and are food dads at heart. They are also willing to do anything to stay with their wives. Their daughters worry for them and time-travel to rescue them.
Violence: 3/5. Most of the violence is silly, but there could be a few scary things. A robot is assigned to kill Bill and Ted, and comically kills other people related to Bill and Ted in the process, sending them to Hell. Hell may also be scary to younger kids. Bill & Ted’s future selves may also be scary to younger kids, as one shoots them down with a rifle, one is in prison and another is old and dying.
Sex: 1/5. The main story centers around Bill & Ted trying to unite the world and keep their wives happy in the process.
Language: 3/5. Expect occasional uses of “damn”, “hell” and variations of “d**k”.
Consumerism: 2/5. Product placement like Cheetos.
Drinking Drugs & Smoking: 3/5. A character chugs down vodka due to his failures a lot in a few scenes, but it’s played for laughs. A toast is served for celebration.
Overall, Bill & Ted Face The Music is a fun and satisfying “threequel” that fans of Bill and Ted and 80’s fans are sure to appreciate. However, the movie may be a bit too iffy for kids younger than 11.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking