Rent Bill and Ted Face the Music (2020)

2.7 of 5 from 575 ratings
1h 28min
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Synopsis:
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 fulfil 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!
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Rachael Cohen, David Haring, Scott Kroopf, Alex Lebovici, Steve Ponce, Ed Solomon, Alex Winter
Writers:
Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon
Aka:
Bill & Ted Face the Music
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Comedy, Music & Musicals, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/01/2021
Run Time:
88 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1, German Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, German, German Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Be Excellent to Each Other: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Making of the Film
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/01/2021
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, German Dolby Digital 5.1, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, German Hard of Hearing, Latin American Spanish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Official 'Bill and 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
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/01/2021
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Official 'Bill and 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

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Reviews (5) of Bill and Ted Face the Music

Avoid - Bill and Ted Face the Music review by AW

Spoiler Alert
03/03/2021

Oh dear, the original Bill & Ted wasn't a masterpiece but it was a bit of fun and the idea of travelling through time for a history project held together as a story.

This is a bad film 'Bill' and 'Ted' seem to be playing exaggerated versions of their original selves as do their daughters.

It's not funny, the story is poor, such a shame was looking forward to it but it just doesn't work.

2 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Not excellent! - Bill and Ted Face the Music review by PC

Spoiler Alert
11/03/2021

I enjoyed the original films, especially Bogus Journey, but this lacks any of that freshness or a script with enough funny moments or lines. The cast try their best but the whole things seems to forget what made the characters funny, trying to shoe-horn their daughters into the film is achingly unfunny. I think I've given two stars because of my nostalgic feel for the originals.

2 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Ok follow up - Bill and Ted Face the Music review by TH

Spoiler Alert
23/03/2021

I enjoyed the first film and the second movie was fun if slightly silly. This third in the series if not really needed. The fun has been zapped from it and it feels like both leads are going through the motion. Also hoping this doesnt spawn any further movies featuring the daughters. Overall it's ok but not one to remember.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Bill and Ted Face the Music (aka Bill & Ted Face the Music) review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

It appears as though long-awaited sequels usually tend to be the best from franchises that have had some time to breathe. Bill & Ted have reached their three decades since first gracing the screen and return with much of what made them so enduring. It wasn’t just about dumb teens slinging California stupidity but trying to do the right thing with music, empathy, and being excellent to one another. Their return walks a whimsical line between being more of the same and an evolution of the characters at the same time.

Thankfully, the duo have been quite busy since we last saw them in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. They continued partying on with their band Wyld Stallions, accompanied by Death as their bass guitarist, but they soon had a falling out with the spectre of the afterlife. Since the band’s ? split, Bill & Ted have gone onto have suburban lives. They got married to princesses from another time and have daughters that are real chips off the old block. However, they’re still working on that legendary song that will one day unite the world, even shirking regular jobs away from music to make it happen.

Just when it seems as though they have to drop that dream, they’re forced to kick it into overdrive when the daughter of time-traveller Rufus arrives from the future. She informs them that they need to get that song done now as it’ll not only unite the world but save reality from collapsing. The reasoning for this song being needed to save humanity doesn’t make too much sense as a vague prophecy but does it matter? It makes about as much sense as the time travel logic where Bill & Ted decide to travel into the future where they’ve already written their uniting song. It’s twisty, mind-bending and rather headache inducing if trying too hard to connect the dots.

Thankfully, if one can just go along for the ride, the film works its magic for being a weirdly wild tale of music saving the universe. There’s a great parallel of the two storylines between Bill & Ted and their daughters B & T going on their own time travelling adventures. While Bill & Ted go further into the future to find answers for fixing their present (even visiting themselves on their deathbeds), their daughters head back in time to find influences for the perfect song. They swing by the 1960s to convince Jimmy Hendrix to play, but can only do so if they convince 1920s Louis Armstrong to join the band.

From that scripting, their certainly some retreading going on and I’d be lying if I said the film isn’t playing up to some of its own nostalgia. Consider the return of Death, still just as quirky and eccentric as ever, to the point of being absolutely adorable. He adds little more than a means of once more getting out of hell, which seems easier than ever now, but damned if he isn’t a lot of fun to see on the screen again, once more played by William Sadler with gusto.

Speaking of roles, it’s neat to see how Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have grown into the characters with some history. Though they’re still laser-focused on their importance to save the world to be oblivious to matters of family, they don’t feel all that dumb either. They’ve become skilled enough in music that they’ve successfully passed down their accumulated knowledge down to their daughters, who are surprisingly astute while talking about music history and technique amid their party-on accents. It’s rather sweet and touching at times, especially when the girls seem even more aware of time-travel specifics than their dads.

Face the Music was directed by Dean Parisot of Galaxy Quest fame and he brings that same lovable energy of aged icons fearing they’re over the hill and finding a new adventure on the horizon. He manages to make Bill & Ted hilarious and enduring enough to root for without having to catch every reference or recognize every character. Though perhaps not the best part of this now-trilogy, it is one more fun romp with these characters in an adventure just confounding and cheerful enough to please. Not the most excellent, but excellent enough to warrant an air guitar of approval.

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