#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.”

– MONTY PYTHN AND THE HOLY GRAIL

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 from Manchester, and a proud Hufflepuff. I like oversized jumpers, indie music you’ve probably not heard of, and books. Honestly, any books I can get my hands on but my personal favourites are fantasy, mystery or your classic teenage romance (it’s ironic I know – but you can’t really go wrong with ‘A Fault in Our Stars’)! I’m always being told to go and ‘be active’ or something instead of sitting in my room reading and listening to the Smiths, but honestly I don’t see the point. Why would I want to go for a run when I could be reading Rainbow Rowell or Good Omens. And it’s Morrisey for god’s sake. So, I decided to do something with the growing piles of books in my room… and you’re reading the product! It’s a lot more interesting than I thought it would be and I really enjoy it – and I hope you do too. I try to write a review after I’ve read the book each week every Saturday, but no promises! The aim is hundreds and thousands of books (see what I did there?) but I’m not quite there. Yet.

12 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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  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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