Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe REVIEW – A Long-Awaited Laughfest
In the last decade, there have been a few attempts at reviving the Beavis & Butthead franchise. The results have been mixed. A long-awaited reboot was announced for 2011. Fans were happy to see the stupid duo back, but something wasn’t right.
The problem is, they are both products of the 90s and don’t fit in today’s world. John Rice, Albert Calleros and Mike Judge have a solution. The feature-length Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe pits them in 2022.
The latest attempt to bring Beavis & Butthead back to life feels more appropriate as a film. Their antics are as funny as they are thought-provoking.
The film premiered in 1998. The film opened in 1998. After destroying a space station and damaging the shuttle, their antics lead to further problems. They are then sent out into space. They come across a black hole, which takes them back to the present. They are now cut off from their own time, but they still feel the need to “score” and begin their journey through today’s universe.
Animation by Beavis and Yet-Head Do the Universe has been very crisp, much like the 1990s. Many scenes are static, and only the characters give us movement. Nothing is distracting about the background and scenery. This allows us to get to know Beavis’ new world better.
The characters are the driving force behind the film. Beavis and Butthead are two misfit teens with whom we can all empathize. Even though they are not intelligent, their parents often excuse or encourage their behaviour. Beavis and Yett-Head are an excellent example of what happens when society forgives or aids individuals who have fallen behind in intelligence. They make mistakes, and the judge, authority figure or parent blames them. This leads to more mischief and laughter.
The film’s humour is quite mild. American audiences were shocked by the film’s spirit, but it is now downright absurd. Although there is phallic humour and references to bodily functions, Beavis & Butt-Head Are the Universe don’t try to make us laugh. This film is refreshing for anyone looking to get away from the edgy or gratuitous stuff we have today. The film allows us to look at the world through their eyes, and even have a good time, regardless of whether they mention a bodily function.
It feels too short. That is my only complaint. I wanted to see Beavis & Butt-Head do more. Ninety minutes wasn’t enough time. I didn’t want to see the adventure end. We follow Beavis & Butt-Head scene by scene, always wondering what their next move will be, and even after it’s over, there’s still more.