Bill and Ted’s bogus sequel

11 Apr

Actor Alex Winters is probably exhausted from doing the happy dance all weekend.  Who is Alex Winters?  He is an actor/director/producer who has done loads of voice work on Ben 10 and several other animated projects, acted and sang in many Broadway stage productions, directed on Jimmy Kimmel, was in The Lost Boys…oh hell, you don’t know who I am talking about, do you?  How ‘bout this: Bill S. Preston, Esq.?  The Bill in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey?  Ring a bell now?  Well, it has just been announced in the past few days that the Bill and Ted’s trilogy will finally be complete, as the third installment is totally going to happen.  Party on and thank God!  I may finally know what the song is that Wyld Stallyns writes and performs that transforms mankind and teaches us to “Be excellent to each other”.  For a while now, I have been sure that it was going to end up being Fergie singing “My Humps”.  (Insert sigh of relief here.)  Awesome!

I actually loved the first movie.  At the time, it was pretty clever.  Which was excellent!  The acting was…well, the biggest launch was Keanu Reeves, who will reprise his role as So. Cal. dipshit, Ted.  In interviews, Keanu has said that the movie will concentrate on Bill and Ted’s obsession with creating their Utopian society and making it happen with music.  They are going to have to do a little time travel.  I am so curious to know if they will still be breaking the time and space continuum in a phone booth.  When is the last time you saw a phone booth?  For me, it was in the parking lot of a Waffle House turned check cashing and title pawn hut on Tara Boulevard.  And of course it is somewhat problematic that George Carlin, who played their guide, Rufus, is stroking a harp while reclining on a fluffy cloud.  However, I am sure that by some CGI Tron weirdness he will be propped up and able to deliver lines Clutch Cargo style.

And there is one other, tiny thing…the script should be ready in about six weeks.  That means that Bill and Ted will be about fifty years old during filming.  I don’t think that Bill or Ted would have ever made it past thirty.  Bogus!

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3 Responses to “Bill and Ted’s bogus sequel”

  1. Laurel April 11, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Loved Bill and Ted. But I must question the wisdom of going back to the well at this time.

    • Hot damn, Charlotte Ann! April 11, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

      Frankly, I’m surprised that they are going to do something “new” with it instead of remaking it with Zac Efron, Justin Bieber and Morgan Freeman as the voice of Rufus.

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