The debut feature from the Pythons is an inspired humorous take on the King Arthur legend whose pleasures may have now been overcome by over familiarity with the film its it's oft quoted dialogue. So many scenes have simply become part of pop culture.
Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
Anarchic and disrespectful, with a lot a crazy ideas like knights doing step dance or fighting a killer rabbit - and with God as kitschy talking animation. And of course the first three and a half minutes constitute the most entertaining main title credits I have ever seen. Couldn't be better - a highlight of very special British humor.
Quite simply one of the greatest comedies ever made. Absurdity and truly unique sense of comedy run through this, using bold and somehow magically effective techniques that seem like they should derail the film, but somehow just make it that much more funny and entertaining. This is one of the truly great comedic masterpieces, a rare broad comedy that transcends its genre and becomes a great movie in and of itself.