Check out my contribution to The Decades blogathon hosted by Digital Shortbread and Three Rows Back. I reviewed Monty Python and The Holy Grail (1975). tnx to Tom and Mark for doing a wonderful job!
Hey all, second-to-last day in the Decades Blogathon! We can’t believe it’s already almost over, but time does fly when you’re having fun! To bring the guest reviews to a conclusion, I would like to feature Rob from the prolific MovieRob and his take on a comedy classic. Anyone who hasn’t given his site a look yet should do so after reading this great review. He’s got so much to offer. Take it away, Mr. Rob!
“Please! This is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let’s not bicker and argue over who killed who.” – King of Swamp Castle
Number of Times Seen – At least 10 times (cable, DVD and 11 May 2015)
Brief Synopsis – King Arthur and his trusted knights of the round table are sent on a quest by God to find the Holy Grail
My Take on it – This is quite a difficult movie to review without spoilers because there are so many classic scenes and jokes in this movie that make sure that this movie works so well.
This movie is basically an amalgam of different skits making fun of life in medieval times strung together to make a hilarious tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
This is my favorite of all of Monty Python’s movie because it is so funny and quotable and can be watched over and over again and again and I’ll never tire of the jokes.
The theme music is short and sweet and is truly the perfect companion for this medieval journey.
The best way to show you how great this movie is, would be to show you some clips of the very very funny scenes in the movie.
If you haven’t seen this movie, be forewarned that these scenes are filled with spoilers.
If you have seen this, enjoy these scenes again!!
My favorites are the Witch and the Dennis scenes even though they are all spectacular
Bottom Line – Hilarious vignettes that properly make fun of the way medieval stories are told. My favorite MP movie of all time because it is sooo quotable and gets me laughing hysterically every time I watch it. Very catchy theme music that works so well within the framework of a medieval quest. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During production, the troupe became increasing irritated by the press, who seemed to always ask the same questions, such as “What will your next project be?” One day, Eric Idle flippantly answered, “Jesus Christ’s Lust For Glory”. Having discovered that this answer quickly shut up reporters, the group adopted it as their stock answer. After production completed, they did some serious thinking about it, and realized that while satirizing Christ himself was out of the question, they could create a parody of first-century life, later realized in Life of Brian (1979). (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy