83 – Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Run Away!

Run Away!

It’s good to see an outragous comedy this far up the list.It just goes to show that great comedic writing can trump over massive visual effects of A-List celebs.I knew up watching Monty Python so i’m accustomed to their style of sureal humour and The Holy Grail is no exception.From the very beginning the film’s laden with jokes.Even the title credits are a joke.I thought i had downloaded a version with Swedish subs hardcoded onto the film.Chapman takes the lead again in this Python film.I think it’s better this way,it gives the other guys more characters and jokes to play out.The outline of the plot is King Arthur is looking for the holy grail with his knights of the round table.That’s the basic plot,not mentioning all the other stuff that happens in between.Directed by Gilliam and Jones i think they did a good job.The quality of the actual image is poor.This is coming from seeing some silent films with a crisp sharp image.While as this looks like it was filmed wtih a potato.It’s a good laugh either way.The joke at the end where there’s no rolling credits is good,see how long a cinema goer will sit there looking at a black screen before they realise they’ve been had.

IMDB RATING      –     8.3
MY RATING     –    8.2
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  GREAT BRITISH SURREAL COMEDY.

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