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'Bill & Ted Face the Music' (Blu-ray + Digital)
(Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Kid Cudi, et al / Blu-ray + Digital / PG-13 / 2020 / Warner Bros.)

Overview: The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William ‘Bill’ S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore ‘Ted’ Logan (Keanu Reeves).

Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it.

Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe!

Blu-ray Verdict: If you liked the previous Bill & Ted movies, then this one continues in the same tradition. Time is up for Bill & Ted to save the world, and they must play their song that will unite the world!

Only problem is, they've been trying for the past 25 years and haven't come up with anything, and now they must play their song that evening!

That said, and with both Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter older than when they started this trilogy (aren't we all!), and with their dumb teen routine really not now befitting of two men in their fifties, to try and get around this, the writers of 'Face The Music' introduce us to the guys' twenty-four-year-old daughters Billie (Brigette Lundy-Paine) and Thea (Samara Weaving).

So this time around, while Bill & Ted are jumping through time trying to find their future selves with "the song", their daughters Billie and Thea decide to secretly help their dads out with another time machine and collect famous musicians throughout history so they will be ready to play when the time comes!

Hilarity ensues, and somehow they all end up knocking on Death's door to try and get the band back together!

Overall it's the same old funny antics of Bill & Ted, and it's great they brought back so much of the original cast, along with cameos from other famous people (the Dave Grohl part was particularly outstanding!).

Furthermore, this third movie has a plot that's more streamlined like the first film rather than the second. This is a good thing. The daughters are a fantastic addition and used to their strengths.

They aren't here to replace our leads but to give them a shot of youthfulness. And it works!

Some of the jokes however don't land as well as they should. Some of that is due to editing and directing rather than the actors or writing and the ending, although abrupt, is satisfying and actually does a very good job of bringing some reasonable answers to some obvious questions.

Such as, "How was a single SONG going to unite the whole world?"

To my mind, and given the "subject matter," this movie does not disappoint and I personally think it ends the saga on a good note, brining some finality to Bill & Ted's most excellent adventure.

Oh, and be sure to watch the clip after the credits as you'll get a good smile from it! This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.39:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

The Official Bill & Ted Face the Music Panel at Comic-Con@Home
Be Excellent to Each Other: Behind the Scenes with Cast and Crew
A Most Triumphant Duo
Social Piece (Excellence)
Death's Crib

'Bill & Ted Face the Music' will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 10th, 2020.

The Blu-ray disc features the film and special features in hi-definition and the DVD features the film and special features in standard definition. Both versions feature a Digital version of the film.

Official 'Bill & Ted Dace the Music' Facebook Page

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