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- Mar 9, 2007
Bill and Ted Face the Music 2022
This is the third Bill and Ted film, in which they travel through time in an attempt to write a song that will save mankind. I was a bit wary of this being an unnecessary cash-in but I really enjoyed it. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are still great as the heroes, and everyone else seems to be really enjoying it. There are lots of nods to the previous films and Bill and Ted's daughters are especially good (they both do a very good impersonation of their "fathers"). Perhaps the first half is slightly funnier but it was really entertaining overall.
I thought the prison scene with the pumped up Bill & Ted was the funniest bit of the movie. It's also nice to see Keanu revisting the role that helped launch his career. He could easily have dismissed the role as beneath his acting abilities, but it shows he obviously values his legacy and the many fans of the movies.
Not as good as the first two movies (the second being the best for me), but still worth a watch, and many laughs to be had. I'm not sure that a fourth movie with the two daughters in the lead roles would work though; they did fine as supporting actors, but Keanu and Alex Winter were the ones responsible for making the film a success.