You don't need a time-traveling phone booth -- the next installment of the duo's adventure has finally arrived.
The highly anticipated new movie Bill & Ted Face the Music is now available for streaming. The bodacious third installment in this classic slacker series starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter is getting praise in its opening weekend -- CNET's Bonnie Burton calls it a "joyous, fun, charming adventure, and a great reminder of how music can bring us together in times of chaos." Read her Bill & Ted 3 review here (but note the spoiler alert), and read her delightful interview with the director and writers here.
Bill & Ted's latest quest hit select movie theaters and video-on-demand platforms on Friday. Here's everything you need to know about your most excellent comedy viewing options. Party on, dude!
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A few things to keep in mind:
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, big theatrical releases don't quite happen the same way they used to in 2020. In fact, most of them don't, with studios either pushing back big movies' release dates or dropping them onto streaming services -- Disney is experimenting with this by releasing its live-action Mulan on Disney Plus, but charging an extra fee to watch. Bill & Ted Face the Music has been yet another movie contending with the global COVID 19 pandemic keeping moviegoers out of a crowded theater, along with a whole laundry list of changes to everyday life.
Bill & Ted Face the Music's fast-tracking to on-demand video follows in the footsteps of other 2020 releases like Trolls World Tour, Birds of Prey and Sonic the Hedgehog that allowed movie viewers to watch them safely from the comfort of their quarantine bunkers.
Following Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, Face the Music is another story about how the music of Ted "Theodore" Logan and Bill S. Preston Esq.'s band -- the Wyld Stallyns -- is vital to the survival of the human race. A trailer revealed that the titular duo has to write a song to save the world, so they decide to visit the future and take the song, which has already been written, from themselves. Their daughters, Thea and Billie (of course), are also there to help them on their excellent new quest.