Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe (2022)
June 23, 2022 7:05 PM - Subscribe

In perhaps the dumbest space movie ever made, Beavis and Butt-Head are sentenced to Space Camp by a creative judge in 1998. Their obsession with a docking simulator (huh huh) leads to a trip on the Space Shuttle, with predictably disastrous results. After going through a black hole, they re-emerge in our time, where they look for love, misuse iPhones, and are hunted by the Deep State. Spoiler: They don't score.

" 'Can Beavis and Butt-Head still be funny today, now that we have ostensibly evolved to be a more sensitive culture?' The answer is that Beavis and Butt-Head—bored, unattractive teenage boys perpetually in search of getting laid, a goal that will surely elude them for all eternity—are still funny. " - Stephanie Zacharek, TIME

"While most sequels invite comfort through the familiar, this film’s best moment arrives through Judge grappling with his signature humor in a modern world." - Robert Daniels,
posted by riruro (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
If you enjoyed Do America, you'll probably enjoy this; they are similar in feel. I felt the lack of Tom Anderson, but enjoyed it otherwise.

But what I'm really fixated on is these reports that Paramount+ is releasing over 200 of the original episodes with the videos, and that this was supposed to happen yesterday, but as near as I can tell it has not. Dammit, I want my MTV.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 12:14 PM on June 24, 2022 [3 favorites]

I guess I'll see this when I decide to pick up a Paramount+ subscription.

My nephew made a movie (which was never picked up for distribution). He edited it at a small editing studio in Austin. At the same time he was working on it, Mike Judge's team was editing "Beavis and Butthead Do America" in the adjacent room. So my nephew got to listen to that for weeks.
posted by neuron at 10:11 AM on June 26, 2022

This movie is so astronomically stupid it comes right back around and transcends intelligence. I laughed so hard at one scene (Tig!) I had to turn it off for a second.
posted by hototogisu at 10:02 PM on June 30, 2022

I didn't love this, but it has its moments. I would quibble with the review pull quote about the film's best moments: I didn't think the film got much mileage out of B & B failing to comprehend the world of 2022 (this would imply they'd comprehended the world of the '90s, which seemed no less mysterious to them), but the return of Cornholio lit a light in my heart, just as most of these latter-day attempts at IP rejuvenation score (ehhhhh heh heh heh) the most points by pressing the nostalgia button. Twin Peaks: The Return this is not. And most of the jokes that really land are the ones least far afield from what made the show funny: our heroes in space are moderately amusing, but the sequences of our heroes swimming in a port-a-potty or imagining their lives after sex are hilarious.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 11:26 AM on July 10, 2022

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