Movies I Watched: Bill & Ted Trilogy, Like A Boss, Enola Holmes

Warning: May contain spoilers.

It’s been a few weeks since the last movies I watched post. I was so busy! But I have some time today so here you go~

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Okay, so I haven’t seen any of the Bill & Ted movies so I thought of watching the first two movies that came out in the 80s and 90s before watching the third movie that was released recently.

In the first movie, Bill & Ted need to pass their history presentation or Ted gets shipped to military academy in Alaska. So they travel through time using the phone booth time machine to assemble different historical figures like Socrates, Joan of Arc, Billy the Kid, etc and help them with their presentation. The presentation was actually pretty epic. LOL. This was a fun movie actually! And what is an 80s movie without a scene at the mall? I feel like that is such a staple in every 80s movie! Haha!

Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)

Now, the second movie – I didn’t like so much. I mean it’s not so bad, but I just liked the first movie better. In the sequel, they need to defeat evil robot clones of themselves and win the Battle of the Band. We also meet Grim Reaper for the first time, who makes an appearance in the third movie as well.

Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)

I feel like the third movie is more reminiscent of the first movie with Bill & Ted’s daughters Billie & Thea travelling through time assembling musicians from different times in history like Mozart, Jimi Hendrix, Louis Armstrong, etc. After watching all the 3 movies, I still like the first one the most.

Like A Boss (2020)

I watched this while I was working – one of those movies that you don’t really need to pay attention 100%. I didn’t like it, so it was just okay to be playing in the background as I work. My only takeaway from this is that Mel and Mia ‘s whole concept is like Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty’s mission – enhance what you already have. They’re not about caking your face with makeup. Also, love the small part the Merrell twins did! I watch their Youtube videos so it was nice to see them in a movie!

Enola Holmes (2020)

It is actually really good! I have been waiting for this but unfortunately, I was so busy so I couldn’t watch it as soon as it was released. But I finally did this week! Enola was totally channeling Fleabag by turning to the camera and talking to the audience. It was hilarious! Then moments later, we see Fiona Shaw appearing as Miss Harrison. Fiona Shaw appeared as the counsellor on Fleabag. The connection doesn’t stop there – they have the same director – Harry Bradbeer. No wonder this reminded me a bit of Fleabag. LOL.

It is really a good twist to the Holmes story that we know. I mean, just disconnect it from what you’ve already seen before and you will love it. If not, then you will probably not like this one. LOL. It’s not complicated and fun so I enjoyed it. Also, I want more of Sam Claflin as Mycroft! He nailed it! HAHA! I love Henry Cavill so much, but I struggled with him a little bit.

I love the little mother and daughter moment in the end when Eudoria said she thought it was her who would change the world, but it was actually Enola who did by solving that secondary case – looking for Tewkesbury instead of her mother. And given that this is set in the 19th century, what they’re fighting for is parallel to what’s going on nowadays, isn’t it?

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