#Cinema Sunday: Umbrella Academy vs Monty Python

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Hey everyone! Today, I thought I’d take a step back from books (shocking, I know) to review my top TV show and film from this week. Cinema Sunday is a really fun tag hosted over at Escape 2 Fiction and I thought I’d give it a go. Have you seen any of these? What are your favourite films/tv shows from this week?

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) - IMDb

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

I finally watched The Holy Grail. And, while I can’t quite say it was the best film I’d seen all week, it was the only film, so here goes!

It was very strange. In the best possible way, it was a bit very weird. I ranged from crying with laughter, thinking this was the best film I’d ever seen; to pausing it and wondering how on earth there was an hour left. But, it worked!

It’s pretty amazing that, 45 years after its release, a film can still crack you up. For certain moments, it was utterly hilarious: The Knights Who Say Nee, the Holy Hand Grenade, the Rabbit of Caerbannog (which has its own wikipedia page) the shrubbery… need I go on? I’m very glad that I watched it, although I doubt I will again.

“Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.”


Rating: 3 out of 5.
The Umbrella Academy (TV Series 2019– ) - IMDb

The Umbrella Academy (2020)

SEASON 2! I’d been waiting for this for… well, not as long as some people. One of the few good things that came out of lockdown was my refound love for tv shows. Although, that may have been because I had nothing else to do.

I loved the idea, the characters, everything about Season 1. Superheroes are very overdone, but this follows what happens to them after their hey day. It’s violent, darkly funny and very clever (and SAD!! :,( ).

Season 2 was set in the 60’s (I’m trying hard not to spoil anything haha). The music and the clothes were amazing; it was interesting watching modern people fitting in to the decade. Because, of course, Allison became a civil rights activist… and Klaus started a cult. And between the fighting, the plot twists, the fighting (but there’s cool background music to the violence so it’s fine), The Umbrella Academy has really great messages.

To fans of Stranger Things, I Am Not Okay With This and anything Marvel, watch this show. You won’t regret it.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

My next post is going to be reviewing the last Murder Most Unladylike: Death Sets Sail – a series I still can’t believe is over. Have a good weekend!

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I’m a teenager (and a Hufflepuff) from Manchester. I like oversized jumpers, music that isn't on the radio anymore and books. Pretty much any book I can get my hands on but my favourites are Young Adult, fantasy and science fiction. One day, I decided to share some of my opinions on some great - and not so great - books to people around the world. And here it is! I really enjoy it and I hope you do too. The aim is hundreds and thousands of book reviews (see what I did there?) but I’m not quite up to that. Yet.

17 thoughts on “#Cinema Sunday: Umbrella Academy vs Monty Python

  1. I absolutely loved watching S2 of Umbrella Academy! ❤️ I enjoyed the new dynamics between the Hargreeves siblings and I’m glad that they all had great character development, especially Luther. He’s not as annoying as before and definitely became more hilarious and meme-worthy!

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    1. I’m so glad you liked it aswell!! Luther is the definition of a meme hehee. I would have liked them to explain how the suitcases worked more (because surely that could have saved the entire thing?!) but it seems like a Harry Potter dynamic where it’s never explained. Or on Twitter years later…

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      1. Now that you mentioned it, I would like to know more about the suitcases and how they work. I’m also curious about AJ being a fish, lol! But since the show is based on comics, I’m okay with it being totally weird ❤️

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  2. I am glad you enjoyed the show, and I really hope you’re going to enjoy the comics. The first season is probably better adapted from the source material, but the second season was more about the characters they had created whilst setting it against the backdrop of the assassination. Very clever.

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      1. If you get it on Kindle it is not that expensive 🙂 (not sure about buying the actual graphic novels, but I doubt they cost that much! They never did but then it was never that famous aside from the author)

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    1. It is amazing – yeah one of my favourite things about it is how brilliant the soundtrack is. Netflix originals are normally pretty great, but every fight without fail had a great track 🤩 I’ll check out the playlist, thanks!

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