Despite the pedigree of the (massively stacked) cast, this is not a straight-up comedy. You don't film a straight-up comedy in Ultra Panavision. You film epics in Ultra Panavision. And that's what this is: an epic farce, where the filmmakers go to extraordinary lengths in service of a gag. I mean, it's got its laughs, but mostly I was just in awe of how far it went, like Phil Silvers nearly drowning himself in a river or Jonathan Winters single-handedly destroying – as in, completely levelling – an entire garage.
Wonderfully chaotic. We'll never see the likes again.