Review of Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe: Beyond the Infinite (With Dumbasses)

Review of Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe: Beyond the Infinite (With Dumbasses) ...

Parents disliked a lot of stuff in the 1990s, but Public Enemy #1 was when it came to watchdog groups.Bart Simpson and his anti-authority catchphrases got the Simpsonsshirts banned from my elementary school (and right after my mother bought me akiller Bartman sweater, too). A few years later,South Parkgeneratedso many controversies they now have their own WIkipedia page.

Beavis and Butt-Head were among the worst of their careers, according to MIke Judges. A pair of ignorant, confused idiots became the poster children for (or were sometimes blamed as the result of)the moral rot at the heart of American adolescents in the 1990s.Beavis and Butt-Head loved putting things on fire! They made vague sexual innuendos!

Theoutrage over these dumb kids and their immature antics appears to be pretty quaint. Although I expect this new film, Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe, to spark much outrage, its a pleasingly diverting (if relatively tame) 90-minute adventure with those two giggling, horny doofuses.

The film admits that a lot has changed since Beavis and Butt Heads glory days.Do the Universe officially opened in 1998, where the two dummies (both voiced by Judge) destroy their schools science fair and arehandeda very peculiar punishment: a stint in Space Camp. They quickly prove themselves to be preternaturally talented with the space shuttles robot arm. What you might do with a robot arm and a large phallic-shaped telescope?

Beavis and Butt-Head have long had their, unhy, knowledge to launch into space as part of an important mission that they promptly screw up. Eventually, they begin studying what they believe to be alien life forms that have been trapped in this black hole. Can you say it?

Asmart Beavis and Butt-Head who look exactly like the Watcher from MarvelsWhat If...?series arrive from an alternate dimension with an urgent warning for ournot smart Beavis and Butt-Head: Travel to an external portal hidden at the top of Mount Everest, or the entire multiverse is doomed. (They quickly realized they have overestimated B&Bs intelligenceandinitiative, and relocated the portal to an even greater location.)

When Beavis and Butt-Head arrive in our time, there are a few fun jokes about their befuddlement about the conceptof phones that can take pictures or pay for nachos. But the various chase plots all swirling around each other make it difficult to get all of the comedy juice out of the culture shock these two 90s simpletonsencounter when faced with modern technology and attitudes. What do they think of Twitter? Of social media influencers?

What would they think of music?Do the Universeisalso missing my favorite part of the originalBeavis and Butt-HeadTV series: When the couple sat on their couch and entertained music videos like a dumbass version ofMystery Science Theater 3000. Quite likely, these kinds of interstitials do not really work within the confines of a plot-driven feature film, but between YouTube and TikTok, there are plenty of things Beavis and Butt-Hea

Even ifBeavis and Butt-Head Do the Universedoesnt quite achieve its full potential, and the overall package feels a little awful in 2022, itdoes throw in big laughs. Thats why I recommend this film if you had to pay $18 in a theater to see it? Absolutely not. Butthe film is streaming on Paramount+, where a subscription will cost you ten dollars per month, and if you have never paid for it

So you can watchBeavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe right now, along withBeavis and Butt-Head Do America and a couple dozen vintageBeavis and Butt-Head episodes for a month. This is probably the right time to go.

Heh. Heh heh. I said do it. Heh. Heh. Heh. Heh, Heh.

6/10 RATING

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