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Bill & Ted Face the Music is a charming movie that takes the fun loving nature of the original and keeps it fresh in its own unique way. It is the third movie in the Bill & Ted movie series. Directed by Dean Parisot, the movie takes place 25 years after the second Bill & Ted movie, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, reprising the original cast as well as introducing us to some new faces.
Keanu Reeves continues his role as Ted Logan, alongside Alex Winter, as Bill Preston, to bring us one last adventure in the world of Bill and Ted. In this movie, the duo has to save the universe yet again from ultimate discretion by writing a song to save time and spaces as they know it, this time, with help from their daughters.
This movie served as a great tribute to the original two movies made in 1989 and 1991, respectively, by keeping Bill and Ted just as iconic and interesting as they ever were. As well as being just as over the top as the original movies, this sequel also makes sure to bring its own uniqueness to the table.
The movie introduces us to Bill and Ted’s children, Billie and Thea. Despite their unfortunately boring names, they do present themselves as what I imagined Bill and Ted’s two daughters would act like. They are duplicates of Bill and Ted, and serve a fundamental role in the plot.
The music in this movie is flawless. The score and soundtrack for this movie is incredibly fitting for something with the Bill & Ted label on it. It has a nostalgic late 80s, early 90s garage rock band groove with a great blend of moderness to balance it out and give it a fresh edge.
The movie is not without flaws, however. The movie can feel lost in its own nonsense at times. Although the movie isn’t supposed to be taken seriously, it can still become oversaturated with nonsense, cheapening the experience.
Another thing the movie could have done better was the character Dennis. Dennis appears in the later half of the movie, he truly drags the pace of the movie for a few cheap jokes, which were not funny jokes at that. He plays the villain turned lame stereotype in such a blank way that his character feels unimportant and is completely unnecessary, and takes away from the main focus of the story in a very intrusive manner whenever he appears on screen.
Although this movie wasn’t perfect, by all means, it definitely was an enjoyable experience to watch it. This movie feels like a hotel room rental movie, rather than a theatrical release.