Humor, Laughter, Jokes, concepts that elude many people today. People such as David Brennar, Chevy Chase, and the 1997 cast of Saturday Night Live. Creativity, originality, copyright laws, things that some people just don't understand. People like Michael Bolton,, Puff Daddy, and the 1997 cast of Saturday Night Live.
Yet, there was once a time when entertainers understood these difficult to grasp concepts. One such brave band of creative funny people was Monty Python. Together they formed a band of noble artists, dedicated to bringing laughter and originality to the masses. The lessons they taught us may have been forgotten, but they are not gone, they are simply on the second shelf at the back of your local Blockbuster.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is by far the pinnacle of Monty Python humor and in this Hobbit's opinion one of the funniest movies ever made. The tale of King Arthur and his noble knights was never told with such a sense of total disrespect and obvious obsession with the airspeed capacity of swallows.
The movie is old, the film is grainy, the sound at times almost unbearable, and the British accents are so thick you could cut them with a knife, but every moment is classic, even the credits are a work of art. Personally, I pause each frame of the credits as I watch it so that I can read each and every word. Ok... maybe the Hobbit has a problem.... But if you don't read the credits, you are really missing out.
Watch it with your friends, watch it with your dogs, watch it alone in the dark with no pants on, I don't care, you'll laugh no matter what, and after you watch it, you'll want to watch it again.... And you'll annoy everyone you know by walking around spouting line after line from the movie in a cheesy pathetic british accent, and your friends will say, "Damn that Hobbit for what he has done to you!" But alas, I won't be able to take the credit, I just pointed the way. And there was much rejoicing.
Reviewed By: Joshua Tyler