One bit hilarity, one bit sight gag, and two big bits silliness. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a treat to watch – even if the movie is the same age as I am. The movie is episodic in structure, though it does have a story line; the story line is nothing more than something to keep the audience interested while the hilarity of the film ensues.
The Holy Grail follows King Arthur and his knights as they go on the search for the Holy Grail. Throughout the quest King Arthur and the knights run into all sorts of roadblocks and it are these roadblocks that serve as the basis for the comedy of the film. Many of them stand out, such as the Knights-That-Say-“Ni”, the annoying French guys, and the killer rabbit. But the funniest, and the most memorable is the Black Knight (“Just a flesh wound!”).
The Holy Grail is a low-budget film, or it is made to seem like one very well, and for what it does, it does it well. I found myself laughing out loud many times throughout the film – even the opening credits gets laughs! The ending may not suit everyone, for me it was funny but a little of a let down, but the journey was well worth it.
If you have an afternoon and want to have a few good chuckles and a lot of good laughs, rent Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s guaranteed to make you laugh.
“I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!” - French guard.