Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones
As I continue my quest to hate on films that are universally loved, we come across Monty Python. All right, I will admit that I don't find Monty Python sketches particularly funny. It's not Blazing Saddles level un-funny, but I can watch a whole Monty Python movie without cracking a smile. I swear I can be fun sometimes.
The Knights of the Round Table are sent on a mission from God to find the Holy Grail. Um...antics ensue. The most famous scene is probably when King Arthur battles a black knight who keeps fighting even when his limbs are amputated and says "Tis just a scratch!" Get it? Because it's not! GET IT?
I don't actually have a huge problem with this film, except that I didn't find it that funny. I suppose this could be because comedy doesn't always age well, and this is nearly forty years old. Or the stereotype that women don't find Monty Python that hilarious could be true. I guess we will see when we get to Life of Brian!
The Monty Python crew considers this to be one of the lesser comedies they made.
Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Genesis contributed to the film's budget.