Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

My movie review for Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Movie Genre: Witty Sarcastic British Comedy 

Grade: A-, Matthew Felsted

First, let me begin by paying homage to the CULT CLASSIC. The British wit in this film can sting your sides from laughter so heavy ... omg what a brilliant way to waste your time. Your cheeks my begin to hurt as you smile gets locked from ear to ear. Constantly quoted by irreverent high school and college students, this strange comedy is classic you can watch over and over again and laugh just as hard each time.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is set in the medieval era in Camelot's Court. It is a parallel to the story of King Arthur, only it's 100% farce. The King goes around on his legendary journey in a witty parody of the traditional King Arthur. This movie is so popular that you can probably find the full length film on YouTube or another video site (try netflix).

So why did I give the film an A- instead of an A+? The film cuts short before the climax and to me, it ends prematurely in a totally disappointing way. It is a major let down, and all though it is meant to be funny, the ending is irritatingly stupid.

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