You don't need a time-traveling phone booth -- the next installment of the duo's adventure has finally arrived.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is now available for streaming -- and the new movie is bodacious! The third film in this classic slacker series starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters already has an 80 percent "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes and CNET's Bonnie Burton calls the hotly anticipated comedy 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 that there's a spoiler).
The movie hit select theaters yesterday (Friday, August 28th), but you don't have to leave the comfort of your own home in order to watch. Here's everything you need to know about your most excellent comedy-viewing options. Party on, dudes!
Rent Bill & Ted Face the Music for $20
Buy it for $25
A few things to keep in mind:
-The prices seem the same across the board: $20 for a rental, $25 to purchase. If you plan on watching the movie more than once outside of that initial 48-hour window, the purchase option is the way to go.
-The Amazon rental is HD, though all the other streaming services include all resolutions through 4K UHD.
-If you rent the new Bill & Ted movie at Fandango Now, the streaming service gives you a promo code with purchase that you can use to rent any of about 118 other movies at 50% off. Fandango Now has built a Movie Duos page with every buddy flick you can imagine, including both of the original Bill & Ted movies, as well as Bad Boys, Hot Fuzz, Thelma and Louise, The Blues Brothers and many others.
-This movie is not Movies Anywhere compatible, so it will only be available in the service from which you rent or buy it.
Cinema in the age of corona
In 2020, big theatrical releases in movie theaters don't quite happen the same way they used to. Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third installment of the franchise starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, has been yet another movie contending with a global COVID 19 pandemic that's keeping moviegoers out of a crowded theater, along with a whole laundry list of changes to everyday life.
While some movies are pushing off a theatrical release until further notice, others are finding homes on the small screen through video on demand, like Disney's Mulan.