MPAA Rated – PG-13
It’s 1:20 Long
A Review by:
– Stu Gotz
|Beavis and Butthead
Movie Stats & Links
|Starring:||The voices of Mike Judge, Robert Stack, Cloris Leachman, and what sounds like Demi Moore and Bruce Willis.|
|Released By:||Paramount Pictures|
|Kiddie Movie:||I’m mature enough to understand these guys, the Three Stooges, and the old unedited Bugs Bunny, but I still don’t think Beavis and Butthead is cool for little kids.|
|Date Movie:||You should be so lucky as to have a girl that likes Beavis and Butthead, and if she does, bring her out for this one.|
|Gratuitous Sex:||Nope. Beavis and Butthead don’t score.|
|Gratuitous Violence:||Car crashes, floods, Beavis being thrown from a car, and general mayhem.|
|Action:||No, dammit. The boy’s don’t get any! Ohh… Action like in adventure? Sure. A little.|
|Laughs:||Lots and lots.|
|Memorable Scene:||Lot’s, but when the boy’s run into two former Motley Crew roadies who passed through Highland almost 16 years ago, “did it” with two sluts, and look remarkably like the boy’s, comes to mind. That or when Butthead makes a pass at Chelsea Clinton.|
|Memorable Quote:||Again lot’s, but the dam, as in Hoover, jokes seem to stick out.|
|Directed By:||Mike Judge|
What is it about them that can, on a Friday 1:30pm showing, nearly fill an entire theater. About two thirds of the people were the type one would expect to show up, you know… The MTV generation, all those 16 year olds to the Twenty/Thirty Something’s. But the other third I could not explain nor did I expect to be there. What was with the business people dressed in suits? How about the mid-thirty’s moms and dads there with really small children? And lastly, what was with all the geritol’s? Could Beavis and Butt-head have charm and appeal to unite the generations? I would have never figured on that, I just thought they appealed to all us dysfunctional family bred slackers.
Before meeting the Dude on the Right at the show, I got to read the reviews in the papers. Most critics didn’t rate the movie too high and some other critics were just down right mean. What shallow minds? But let’s face it, you either like B&B, or you don’t. For you B&B fans out there I’m sure you’ve been waiting for this movie, and no matter what the critics say you’ll go out and see it. Good for you! Well let me add to your anticipation by saying this is one funny movie.
Beavis and Butt-head may be up to the same old shit, but it’s still funny. Be it inadvertently getting Anderson’s body cavity searched, to Van Dereasen’s ass kicked, or to Beavis spazzing out and becoming Cornholio. I laughed through it all. As we all already know Beavis and Butthead live for two things, TV and to someday “do it.” Well, when their TV is stolen, they set out to find it (sort of reminded me of Snoopy Come Home). As usual when the boys are out and about they get themselves in some trouble. This time they stumble across an arms dealer who mistakes them for hit men that he wants to hire to “do” his wife. He’s even willing to pay the boys to “do” his wife. Boy-o-boy have these guys hit the jackpot. Speaking of jackpots, it just so happens that the wife is out in Las Vegas (my favorite town next to Calgary). Herein comes the “Do America” part of the movie. Our friends head out to LV, but before they get to “do it” they get tricked by the wife into holding a secret weapon and taking a bus to Washington DC. Along the was they wreak havoc on Hoover dam (was it built by God thereby making it a “God dam?” Hey don’t get mad at me for that one. It was Beavis’ line). Then, amid the splendor of Old Faithful, they discover a cooler natural wonder – automatic flushing toilets. From there it’s taking confession at a Catholic mission, doing Peyote in the desert, and running amuck in the White House. At the finish, Anderson and not our heroes, gets it in the end, both literally and figuratively speaking. I could tell you more and with greater detail, but I don’t want to spoil all the fun for YOU.
“Beavis and Butt-head Do America” was all I expected it would be. Just plain, silly, and stupid fun. I would have like to have seen an appearance by Stuart and Buzz-Cut, but I guess I’ll have to wait for the next movie. “Next movie?” you say? Well I haven’t heard anything, but let’s face it, this movie should be big and make tons of money, and where there is money there is always a sequel. Look at the Police Squad, Star Trek, and Die Hard movies etc. And like good brain-washed lemmings I’m sure we’ll go out and see “Beavis and Butt-head Return,” “Beavis and Butt-head First Contact,” “Beavis and Butt-head – The College Years,” “Beavis and Butt-head Forever,” “Beavis and Butt-head – The Final Chapter,” “Beavis and Butt-head – One Last Time,” and so forth and so on. I liked “Beavis and Butt-head Do America” and I, without hesitation, recommend that if you’re already a B&B fan that you go out and see the movie.
I give “Beavis and Butt-head Do America” 3.5 stars out of 5 and I’m Stu Gotz. Penis. Aahhh, huh, huh, huh, huh… I said Penis.