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“Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
Adeline Harper
“Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” directed by Terry Giliam and Terry Jones, portrays the legend of King Arthur in a satirical manner with elements of adventure and comedy throughout.

Junior Sophie Thomsen recently watched “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

This film follows King Arthur in his search for knights who he recruits and leads on a quest to obtain the Holy Grail by the order of God. The crew embarks on bizzare adventures and face amusing obstacles, forming a concoction of hilariousness. 

This movie stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, as well as directors Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones

What did you enjoy about this film/series?

“Honestly, I’m just a really big fan of comedies,” Thomsen said. “If you’ve seen the movie you’ll understand you’ve probably seen a lot of quotes from it.”

What motivated you to watch this film/series?

“Honestly, it was my dad. He influences a lot of what I watch,” Thomsen said. “This movie was like one of his favorites, and it has become one of mine.”

What was the most memorable part of the film/series?

“Probably the most memorable part of this movie is actually the opening scene where they’re going up to this castle and talking about the swallows and the coconuts,” Thomsen said.

How is this film series different from others that you have watched?

“This movie is different because it was filmed at a different time,” Thomsen said. “Most of the stuff I watch is pretty modern while this one is an older film.”

What other films are similar to this one would you recommend?

“‘The Princess Bride’. One hundred percent, ‘The Princess Bride’,” Thomsen said.

“Monty Python and the Holy Grail” was created during the hiatus of the TV series “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” and is one of the six films in the Monty Python collection. This movie can be watched on Netflix. 

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