This is one of my all-time fave films, and I have reviewed it three times already on this site, giving it a perfect score very time. I last watched it in June, 2016.
It is still just as funny as ever, and even though I know most of the jokes, almost word for word, it never gets old.
The entire cast was great, and it is always fun in a Python film seeing the Python members play all kinds of different characters. The supporting cast too were very good, including a cameo by Spike Milligan. A Kiwi actor by the name of Terrence Baylor played this memorable character…
And another character who was always funny was Mathias, played by Brian Young…
A few facts (from IMDB):
When Michael Palin as Pontius Pilate addressed the soldiers daring them to laugh, he was truly daring them. The soldier extras were ordered to stand there and not laugh, but not told what Palin was going to do. Palin, in fact, can barely stifle his own laughter when saying “Biggus Dickus” in front of the soldier asked if he finds the name “risible.”
Spike Milligan was on holiday in Tunisia while the film was being shot. When the Python team realized he was nearby, they offered him a part in the film.
Six cast members played forty characters.
This film would not have been made at all if it was not for George Harrison who helped finance the film. The world needs more Georges.
Film count 2018: 60