“What is your favorite comedy movie?” If you have been asked this question your answer should be definitely Monty Python and the Holy Grail. A prodigious venture of King Arthur and his fellow knights of the round table; Sir Bedevere the wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Galahad the pure, and Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot in their hilariously absurd and whimsical quest seeking the holy grail.
Encountering many absurd and wacky threats from the malign silly mudsling French soldiers, the sweet maidens of castle Anthrax, and way to the wicked shuddering knights who say Ni (God! Even I now shrink when I hear that word :p ). And sweet God! That Rabbit of Caerbannog! The true meaning of Leporiphobia (the fear of rabbits).
This wonderful compelling slapstick comedy film, a mix of adventure, comedy, and fantasy, was brought to us by the ingenious humors comedy group Monty Python (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin). The movie was directed by both Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, produced by Mark Forstater and Michel White, and Distributed by EMI Films Studio.
The movie was premiered on the 14th of March, 1975 in Los Angeles, California and grossed over 1.2 million dollars after hitting the US Box office. The movie received an incredible ratings with 8.3 on IMDB, 90 on Metascore, and 97% on the Tomatometer (Rotten Tomato).
Critics Consensus: “A cult classic as gut-bustingly hilarious as it is blithely ridiculous, Monty Python and the Holy Grail has lost none of its exceedingly silly charm.”- Rotten Tomato.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail was selected as the best comedy movie of all time by the ABC special show Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time and won the lifetime achievement award in European Film Awards in 2001 also got the prize of the best motion picture Online Film & Television Association in 2014.
This movie truly deserve to be the best comedy movie ever for it changed the overview of the material that comprise the core of comedy in the silver screen world. The humorous touch this movie added to the world of comedy was a prolific and original that made the 1h 30min of this movie worth every second of watching. Personally, I consider this prodigious and exotic work of art a fascinating phenomenon that happens once in a life time. No amount of ink nor words can describe the artistry conviviality of actors and the originality of the script. This movie is truly a work of art.