When dealing with a Bill and Ted movie, you know to expect silliness. That’s the point of them, in fact. Silliness. But you have to be careful when striving for silliness. It’s all too easy to go just a smidge too far with it and veer off into stupidity. All those lousy MEET THE SCARY SPARTANS TEEN MOVIE movies and the like are a perfect example of what not to do. They’re stupid. Silly is good; stupid is not. Silly can be smart; stupid can never be anything else but stupid. The point is, this third Bill and Ted movie could easily have sucked had they not gotten the balance just right. Fortunately they did. The film is most excellent. As for why you should care, I submit for your approval, Death. Actor William Sadler reprises his role as the Grim Reaper and he’s hysterical and adorable. The bass-playing, pasty-faced, black-eyed (the circles around his eyes, at any rate) gnarly dude steals all the scenes he is in. And that’s not always easy considering he not only has to outshine Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter but time-travelling killer robot Dennis Caleb McCoy as well. I’m not even gonna try to explain it. Just go see the movie. Or livestream it. Whatever.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!View all of TheCheezman's posts.