June 04, 2004
Life of Brian

What do I really need to say about this film? It's a classic and anyone who's see it knows it's a classic. It's an old Monty Python film that was recently re-released, supposedly to capitalize on the success of The Passion of the Christ. I suspect it was more of a reply to the rabid religiosity of TPoftheC.

Brian is the Messiah who almost was. The three kings visit him first, before they realize the fellow they came to see is in the next manger over. Having gotten involved with an anti-Roman movement, Brian is on the run from the Romans after an unsuccessful terrorist attempt and subsequent capture. In an attempt to blend in, he pretends to be a crazy preacher in the market and inadvertently attracts followers and Brian is once again mistaken for the Messiah. Naturally this can't end well.

Funny funny funny. Clever, biting, just great. If you haven't seen it, see it. If you've only seen it on video, go see it in the theater. But see it.

Posted by Alyssa at June 04, 2004 07:11 PM
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