Video: A serious look at … The Holy Grail
posted at 6:06 pm on September 12, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Amusing for Monty Python fans, and a pretty good indictment of the stultifying sameness of film trailers these days. Imagine Monty Python and the Holy Grail as produced by Jerry Bruckheimer as a tent-pole film for American summer audiences. Cue the overblown dramatic score and the quick cuts and fades, and you get … Lethal Grail 3, or something:
Kudos to Stefane Bouley for putting this gem together and for nearly resisting the temptation to include any humor. We saw that quick clip of a knight holding up a fish, sorry, a herring. If you like what you see — and we imagine you will — Bouley has hinted that he might make a trailer for “The Life of Brian” next. Ni! (Approval!)
My favorite in the recut-trailer genre was the one for The Shining that made it look like a heartwarming family comedy, but this comes close.