Monty Python push the envelope one last time for what can be done in comedy. At the time this was full of originality, sick jokes, vulgar, fun and satiric jokes. It is also the film with the best musical numbers. The Ingmar Bergman parody where Death visits "our friends" is also the most fitting ending they could have done. The short film at the beginning is also one fantastic epic showing Gilliam at his best.
the python's ditch the narrative satire but keep the cosmic clowning, this time in loosely connected skits (like Flying Circus)...some topics include birth, fighting each other, and death (which includes "the galaxy song" (a masterpiece) ends in a phantasia of X-mas threaded dada) watch it or watch it again, is my advice...
Nowhere nearly as memorable or funny as Holy Grail or, my personal favorite, Life of Brian. Like everyone, the most memorable sequence and one that is, unlike everyone, my personal favorite is the Mr. Creosote sequence. The words wafer thin is in my vocabulary every time I eat too much; I could explode like he does...who knows? Anyway, it's largely a wasted opportunity for something that coulda been great...but isn't
“The Meaning of Life” is rather a collection of sketches than a movie in traditional sense. Some of them are actually even boring, but there are these moments of evil genious, like Every Sperm is Sacred, The Death Sentence or The Discussion Topics for Middle Aged that are so hilarious that you just have to fall on your knees and thank the universe for creating Monty Python.