Monday, June 7, 2010
Movie 10 Review: And Now for Something Completely Different
"And Now for Something Completely Different" is a Sketch Movie, much in the same way of the Jackass Movies of today but with Monty Python actors and humor. Whether that's a good thing or not is completely up to you.
The sketches done are remakes of some sketches from the first two seasons of the Television Series done with Movie Quality and not in front of a live audience. Admittedly, I was aware of Monty Python and have seen various sketches but was never an avid follower or watcher of the show.
The jokes are funny, obviously, otherwise they wouldn't have the legacy that they do have. It's British humor though, and not everyone gets it. If you are not familiar with that type of funny, just roll with it.
The most interesting thing about the movie is that it's a movie that was funded by Playboy UK's Executive Victor Lowness, essentially making this a Playboy movie...of sorts. Apparently Mr. Lownes was a bit invasive in the production as well, such as Sketch Choices and his own credit in the film. It also cost about $192,000, which is fairly cheap. In comparison of other 1971 Films "A Clockwork Orange" was $2.2 Mill, "Godzilla vs. Hedorah" was $250,000, & "Shaft" was $1.125 Mill. You have to wonder if they were even fed.
The Sketches I enjoyed most were (for those keeping score at home) "Hell's Grannies", "Military March", & "The Restaurant Sketch".
If you get some moral out of this movie though, I want what you're smoking.
Tack Angel: 269