How the Beatles (Kind of) Save the World in ‘Bill and Ted Face the Music’

by Jeremy Spirogis
The Beatles in the United Kingdom, circa 1960

Bill and Ted Face the Musicimagines a world wherein the duo performed by Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves may create the tune that unites the world. Indeed, such is the mission at hand, because the now-middle-aged males race towards time. Ultimately although, the Wyld Stallyns want somewhat assist from their mates, the Beatles. At least that’s the way it went behind the scenes.

[Spoiler alert: This article comprises MAJOR spoilers from Bill and Ted Face the Music. Read at your individual threat.]

The Beatles in the United Kingdom, circa 1960
The Beatles within the United Kingdom, circa 1960 | Keystone-France/Gamma-Rapho by way of Getty Images

‘Bill and Ted Face the Music’ picks up many years after the primary two movies

Nearly 30 years have handed since Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey. And Bill (Winter) and Ted (Reeves) nonetheless haven’t fulfilled their future. With simply 78 minutes to go till time-space folds in on itself, the 2 lifelong mates embark on a quest to take the fateful tune from their future selves. Naturally, that plan doesn’t go practically as easily as Bill and Ted hope.

Thematically, a superb chunk of Bill and Ted Face the Music feedback on what it means to create a legacy. The film sees its two heroes hop round all through time. But finally, it’s their daughters — Billie (Brigette Lundy-Paine) and Thea (Samara Weaving) — who’re the crux of the world-saving efficiency.  

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The film’s plot includes a musical efficiency that saves the world

In a wonderful journey not dissimilar to their dads’ first film, Billie and Thea assemble an epic era-spanning band. In their travels, they persuade musical legends reminiscent of Louis Armstrong (Jeremiah Craft), Jimi Hendrix (DazMann Still), and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Daniel Dorr) to hitch Wyld Stallyns on stage.

At the final minute, Bill, Ted, Billie, Thea, and firm are in a position to create a once-in-history jam session. For a quick interval, folks from all through space-time unite in tune. As the film explains, it’s much less the tune itself than the expertise that saves actuality. In the film, the tune is an unique composition referred to as “Face the Music” however not on the set.

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And the Beatles performed a important position in that climactic second

Because the soundtrack isn’t finalized in time, a film will usually use short-term music throughout filming. Such was the case with Bill and Ted Face the Music. As Reeves instructed Variety’s The Big Ticket podcast, it was the music of the Beatles that technically saved the world on set that day.

[Director] Dean Parisot comes from a musical background, and I knew that we had been in good palms with that. … We didn’t have the tune once we had been filming. So Dean performed “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” by the Beatles as a result of for Dean, it was like, “I know 113 beats per minute would be good, and ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’ has a hundred and it’s a feel-good song.” For nights, we might simply be listening and rock out to “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.” It’s wonderful how one can take heed to that tune an entire bunch and never get uninterested in it.

Even although it isn’t canon inside the film itself, it feels acceptable the Beatles had an oblique hand in uniting the world. The group nonetheless stands because the biggest-selling artist of all time. And its iconic discography is beloved by generations of followers. What higher inspiration for Wyld Stallyns?

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