Movie review: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones (1975)

I knew of Monty Python long before seeing any of their material, but I had to reach a certain level of English to “get” them, so I came to it fairly late.

King Arthur travels the realm searching for companions to join the Knights of the Round Table, and go on a quest to find the mythical Holy Grail.

The Bad: It’s not a bad thing per se but there are obviously a lot of jokes I’m not getting, being non-English native and not being around in 1975, there is definitely some context I’m missing

The Good: It looks very good for a comedy movie, a lot of superb exterior scenes. The costumes are really nice too.
And of course, the comedy scenes, my favorites are the Camelot song and the Tale of Sir Lancelot, I’m on the floor laughing every time

My opinion: I probably have to be more familiar with the works of the Pythons to fully appreciate this movie. But it’s still a very interesting and fun watch!

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