Friday, December 17, 2010

Not the Messiah

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

Not the Messiah - 4 out of 5

Few skit comedy troupes are able to carry on the way Monty Python has over the years. It's truly a credit to their talent (any of them) that they have been able to remain fresh in our minds. Whether it's watching reruns of their show or seeing them individually doing something else, these guys have proven time and time again that they are the coolest collection of guys in the world. Whether it be John Cleese stealing a movie in one of his epic roles or Terry Gilliam delivering his one-of-a-kind vision to the movies he directs--these guys have cemented themselves into the annals of time and will live on in infamy long after they have passed on.

Never in my life did I ever think that one day The Life of Brian would become an oratorio but, as Eric Idle has proven with Spamalot, there is nothing he can't do. This DVD is a hour and a half live performance of the show Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) that involved the show performing at the Royal Albert Hall and it saw the (near) reunion of all the Pythons. Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin (the only Palin I care about and, in my opinion, should be allowed on TV) are all here. Mysteriously, John Cleese is not around but still seeing these guys together on stage in this one of a kind show was magical. It got even better as they did a rendition of "I'm a Lumberjack" at the end.

Monty Python unlike you've ever seen, Not the Messiah is definitely something that every Python fan should watch.

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