2018 Blind Spot Series: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
What I knew going in: Tis but a scratch!
King Arthur (Graham Chapman) goes on a quest to gather knights of the round table and find The Holy Grail.
A lot of comedians who make me laugh hysterically today all credit Monty Python as an inspiration to them. Yet, they've always managed to escape me. I'm still very ignorant of the majority of their work, but I figured this would be a good place to start.
All the members in this troupe have a ton of charisma, and while this film did make me laugh, it wasn't as funny as I hoped it would be. Comedy really is generational isn't it? While I've seen and loved plenty of classic comedies I rarely find anything before the 90's that makes me laugh the way comedies do now. (Except Airplane! and that horse getting punched in Blazing Saddles.)
Thankfully I wasn't expecting to be on the floor over this, and I still really enjoyed myself. I can see now what people where saying when they said sort of spoofed The Seventh Seal, another one of my Blind Spots. I definitely want to watch more of their films after seeing this.
Memorable Quote: "... I got better" - Peasant 3 (John Cleese)