“Monty Python and the Holy Grail” Movie Review

“Gee, Cade. We’d all love to hear your thoughts on Chappie.” Alright then, readers. In my own opinion, Chappie can get dismembered in a workshop. A) I haven’t had the time see Chappie in the theaters. B) I’m just not very interested in it. Sure it’s an interesting concept, but I’m not sure if it’s well executed. So I’m just forget about it, and talk about a movie that I really like. In this case, it’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This British comedy was originally released on April 9th, 1975, and is approaching it’s 40th birthday. Becoming a cult classic, the film spawned many iconic comedy scenes and quotes that are recited by film buffs the world over today(Including myself). The plot satirizes Arthurian Legend, following King Arthur as he and his Knights of the Round Table are tasked by God to find the Holy Grail. The Pythons use their intellectual and philosophical humor to great effect as each scene is layered with all types of gags. Perhaps the most memorable was when King Arthur had a duel with the Black Knight in which Arthur dismembers every limb off the knight’s body, even though he claims “Tis but a scratch.” Or how about the scene when the Knights are insulted by a French soldier, who says that their mother was a hamster and their father smelt of elder berries? Oh, and let’s not forget the ridiculous battle between the Knights and the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. Basically, every scene in this film is as intelligent as it is hilarious. This is a must-see for film-buffs, as long as your try not to take it seriously.

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