Friday, January 15, 2010

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Why are all cult movies the same? By that, I mean ridiculously quotable and a crapload of merchandise featuring characters from the movie. I'm looking at you, The Big Lebowski and Fight Club.

King Arthur (Graham Chapman) and his servant Patsy (Terry Gilliam) are roaming throughout Europe to find his Knights of the Round Table. He manages to get Sir Bedevere the Wise (Terry Jones), Sir Lancelot the Brave (John Cleese), Sir Galahad the Pure (Michael Palin) and Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot (Eric Idle) but not without a few roadbumps along the way, both before and after getting the Knights of the Round Table. He comes across a stubborn knight ("Just a flesh wound!"), guards questioning the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow ("Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?"), the Knights Who Say "NI!" ("You must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest. WITH! A HERRING!"), among others.

Is there a reason why British movies are usually better than American movies? Just asking, since like one-third of the Best Picture winners are British productions. My point being this movie is hilarious.

My Rating: *****

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