Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe

I did not watch Beavis & Butthead when it was a series on MTV. The stupid humor was just too hard for me to watch.

Heh heh heh I said HARD heh heh heh

I did not know this new movie was coming out on Paramount + until I saw a review of it from Chris Stuckmann on YouTube.

Heh heh heh I said Stuck, man heh heh heh

Okay, enough silliness. Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe does a decent job of providing plenty of clever “stupid” story and does give us some funny moments and situations.

Beavis and Butthead get involved in a space camp (through machinations) and get selected by accident to go on a mission into space. Through misunderstandings, Beavis and Butthead get pulled into a black hole and sent from 1998 to 2022. Beavis and Butthead engage in future fish-out-of-water shenanigans all over the place.

I have mentioned before how I am not a huge fan of the type of humor that is being used in Beavis & Butthead. Just this weekend, I watched Clerks 2 and disliked it because of the overtly sexual jokes, and, of course, Beavis & Butthead Do the Universe is nowhere near the level of Clerks 2, but it is definitely in the same ballpark. However, this film uses the humor in an effective manner, in a way that informs the characters of Beavis and Butthead. I have always said that this type of humor works best when the writing is clever and works into the story and not just for shock value.

Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge does the voice for the two titular characters. Other voices appearing in the movie include Gary Cole, Nat Faxon, Chi McBride, Andrea Savage, Phil LaMarr, Stephen Root, Martin Starr, David Herman, Ashley Gardner, and Susan Bennett (the real voice of Siri).

For what this movie was, it turned out pretty decently. I did laugh several times and the story was fine. The “Watcher” Beavis and Butthead characters made me laugh all the time. It is just an hour and 25 minutes and an easy watch. It is streaming on Paramount +.

3.5 stars

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