Monty Python and the Holy Grail
And now! At Last! Another film completely different from some of the other films which aren't quite the same as this one is.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail loosely follows the legend of King Arthur. Arthur along with his squire, Patsy ,recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. On the way Arthur battles the Black Knight who, despite having had all his limbs chopped off, insists he can still fight. They reach Camelot, but Arthur decides not to enter, as "it is a silly place".
The thing about comedy is that it is maybe the most personal genre there is and therefore I think comedies are the most difficult films to get right. Python has been in my life for as long as I can remember, so to say that that particular gang of people has shaped my sense of humour is an understatement.
This film to me is the Holy Grail of comedies .....pauses for laughter..... it appeals to everything I find funny. It is completely absurd, off its rockers, very witty and silly without resorting to the cheap shots of the 'Oh my God I farted' variety.
Usually their films feel like an unstructured string of sketches. Here, however, they manage to find…
Well, I thought this day would never come (well I kinda knew, I've just been procrastinating a lot) but low and behold, I have finally lost my Grail Virginity. That's right, before now, I've never seen this film and you know what? It feels pretty damn good to lose that Grail V-Card.
Do I really need to review this? What is there to say about this film really? It's Monty Python. Isn't that enough? On name alone, you should know that everything about it is hilarious and brilliant. One of the funniest comedies I've ever seen. If anyone disagrees, then, well, Ni!
Simply one of the most wholly entertaining comedies you will find. The Monty Python team - Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, John Cleese and Grapham Chapman - have such a delightfully distinctive brand of humor that is irresistible. I would describe their style as the smartest dumb comedy. Taking the legend of King Arthur's quest for the Holy Grail, with each set embracing the folklore and mythology of the story, and organizing it like their wildly popular TV show. Each new scene is like a whole new, hilarious sketch. Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam perfectly present the Monty Python charm with magnificent success - the way Gilliam's animation has aged enhances the classic feel of the experience.
I'm just going to throw all of my cards on the table right now and leave no suspense on my feelings on this movie. I consider Monty Python and The Holy Grail to be the funniest movie to ever exist and I seriously doubt that I will ever change my mind on that.
Monty Python is in my opinion the greatest comedy troop to ever exist and this movie is their crowning achievement. The Python's, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin are all firing on all cylinders here and all came together to make the most perfect comedy of all time.
Much like in their show, Monty Python's Flying Circus, before this all…
"We are the Knights who say... NI."
What can you say about this movie that hasn't already been said? Quite possibly the greatest comedy ever made. If you think differently may the Rabbit of Caerbannog pay you a visit.
82 out of 100
Just so fucking funny. Keep in mind i'm writting this while I just showed this movie to my girlfriend and she spent about 60 percent of the movie giving me the Buster Keaton face, or giving me the this is just ridiculous face. I do wish that there was an underlying theme to unite all the the silly bits, as in life of Brian, but I still say it avoids being a sketch film at all. All the disperate scenes do work as sketches but really only in retrospect, because it's all so unpredictable any scene could move the "story" forward (as the witch scene basically does) or be an brilliant digression about middle age politics…
This is a classic film that most likely does not need an introduction or review, but in general this is probably the film that everybody recalls when somebody refers to a film as a "British movie." The guys that make up Monty Python are the precursors to National Lampoon and Saturday Night Live.
Sorry, just does not really do anything for me... :-(
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its really hard to beat this movie. hopefully for whoever watches it for the first time has a british sense of humor because theres a lot of it.
"Bring out your dead"
I personally consider this to be the funniest movie ever made. There are other contenders, and my opinion might differ from day to day, but still, I can watch this movie over and over and just laugh endlessly. I remember seeing this for the first time at my neighbor's house when I was probably 7 or 8, and I instantly fell in love. It's hard to believe that it's almost 40 years old.
Technically I've already seen a few bits from this movie by themselves on YouTube, but this is my first watch all the way through.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is really a movie with a bunch of sketches loosely tied together by a plot, but the plot is basically a spoof of the story of King Arthur and his knights, and their quest to find the Holy Grail (as if that wasn't self explanatory). The fact that this is basically just an oversized episode of the show is bound to upset those looking for some sort of plot, but in some aspects, it actually strengthens the film, because each scene works quite well on its own. (As I already…
I expected that the film would be better although i laughed a lot with it. I think this is not Python's best film, Life Of Brian is much better than this one.
I don't always like British humor. I will never understand the appeal of Benny Hill, I'm the only gay man I know who has no appreciation for Absolutely Fabulous, and I think the American Office was better than the British original (at least for its first handful of seasons). That being said, I have ALWAYS loved the crazy, absurdist humor of Monty Python. While it seems most fans of their work consider Life of Brian their best film, I am a diehard fan of The Holy Grail. I watched this so often in the 80s that I can still recite much of the dialogue, and yet it continues to make me laugh.
I'm not sure I could deconstruct the humor…