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Fans of the time-traveling, universe saving, cult classic duo Bill and Ted were awe-struck to hear that there was a third installment coming their way. Part of it was mostly for seeing everyone’s favorite Keanu Reeves reprising the role in the goofy, sci-fi comedy after almost two decades. Surely his reputation and fan following has increased over time. However, he took up the role once again to give the trilogy and character a wonderful climax.Making a new installment for a major movie from the past era has always ended up disastrous for Hollywood. Take 2016’s Ghostbusters, Ocean’s 8 (2017), and every Terminator movie after Judgement day for example. These studios sure know how to take good, successful franchises from the last decade and ruin it for the entire fans and movie-lovers. Fortunately, this time we can happily say that Bill and Ted Face The Music is a bright exception in the long streak of disappointments. https://youtu.be/1gPGeAYo3yU Bill & Ted Face The Music mainly revolves around one thing- the entire space-time continuum is about to implode in on itself and ‘The Great One’ must produce a singular piece of music that can save ‘reality as we know it’. It is the single, core concept of the movie plot. However, with some time-traveling shenanigans and slow-paced humor, the movie is elevated to look and feel like the true continuation of the franchise. To put it a single sentence- they nailed it! More than just a continuation of their out-of-the-world adventures, the movie is more of a final showdown that eventually lets the beloved characters have the farewell they deserve. Skillfully combining enough callbacks and jokes to both Excellent Adventure and Bogus Journey, it succeeds in bringing something fresh and new to the table. While Excellent Adventure was about time traveling and Bogus Journey was about the afterlife, Face The Music has no problem in combining parts from the two into a nicely crafted storyline. Bill and Ted are not young and adventurous. They have their families. The movie admits that and does justice to the canon by telling the story apt for our heroes at their age. It felt as if they wanted to take the long time gap on purpose. [Spoilers ahead] The movie ends with Bill and Ted realizing that they are no longer the chosen ones. It was all meant for their two daughters. Thus giving us some home that there is a chance for some spin-offs in the future. Bill and Ted Face the Music may not be the perfect movie. Sure, it may feel scrappy at times, but the positiveness, humor, and the extreme likeness that it evokes in the viewers are worth mentioning. There is no other way better than this to say goodbye to the Wyld Stallyns.
Speaking of spoilers, I find it interesting how the promotional images of the movie spoil all the biggest reveals in the movie. It's almost as if they know the audience isn't there for the story. Deciding whether to watch Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is simple. If you liked the original, you'll like this more, if you didn't, this won't win you over. That said, even though I count myself in the latter category, I believe in angels, something good in everything I see. (Sorry.)
Pacific Rim Uprising is a sequel to the 2013 Action Adventure Sci-Fi movie Pacific Rim starring Cailee Spaeny, John Boyega and Scott Eastwood in lead roles. Rink Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman reprise their role from the previous part.
Pacific Rim Uprising is a fun movie to watch, the pacific rim trailer did a perfect job of not giving too much away, certainly not the most awaited movie, but it did the trick for those who have seen the first part and it’s been a good watch. The story is a bit straight forward and you can see things coming, but it did manage a few shocks.
The Movie is not exactly like the first one, the tone of the movie is a bit different and you can sense it between those night scenes and day fight scenesin both movies, all adding up to make it a bit better than the first one, the inclusion of some new characters has certainly brought new life to this franchise. All new actors have settled well and have performed good.
I would definitely advice watching it, but only after watching Part 1 and if you can then do watch it in 4D, it’s an amazing experience.