Before I knew there was a flying circus, I knew there was grail. My first exposure to Python. What a riot.This... is funny.
Not "I went to Cambridge" type funny. But gutter funny. It's slapstick.
And it's a classic.
It's the cocaine to Coca Cola. This is part of the reason why Python is a classic. It's a hook. It's catchy. It's like the Backstreet Boys except you don't want to kill Monty Python.
What this film does is make you laugh at face value. However, it's a thinker too. It follows the heralded legend of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. And in doing so, reveals itself as a satire.
The writing in this movie is superb. You wouldn't expect less from the Python boys, all of which are veteran TV writers in their own right.
As for their comedic abilities, well, let's say that they didn't reach cult status just for lookin' pretty, eh?Rarely will you find someone who won't appreciate this movie on at least one level.