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Bill and Ted Face the Music (2020)


Twenty-nine years after the release of Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, the third film in the franchise has arrived. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves reunited to travel through time to figure out the song that unites humanity. The film was one of the first to be released during the pandemic and is now available to stream for free in some places.

Bill and Ted have grown older, but they are the same losers as always. Their princess wives are back, though played by new actresses, and they each have a daughter, Billie and Thea. Missy also makes a comeback, still played by Amy Stoch, and continues her path of dating through both Bill and Ted’s families. For a time when marijuana consumption is legal in many states, including San Dimas, California, there remains zero evidence of marijuana consumption. It has always been a little odd in the franchise to not see conspicuous consumption of marijuana.

The film held my attention more than I expected it to. We spend a lot of time with Bill and Ted, but their daughters also take over the screen for a significant amount of time. It is setting up a Billie and Thea storyline for future films. I got out of this film what I expected. It did not stray too far from the path of the original films, but it felt fresh in parts. It is well worth a watch if you enjoyed the first two films.

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