“Beavis And Butt-Head Do the Universe” Movie Review by Rafy Mediavilla (@Rmediavilla). #BeavisAndButtHeadDoTheUniverse #ParamountPlus
After a “creative” judge sentences them to space camp, a black hole sends our adolescent heroes 24 years into the modern future where the duo misuse iPhones, embark on a quest to score, and become targets of the Deep State. Let me just come out and say it. I’m a fan of Beavis and Butt-head and grew up with the old MTV days. So, if I sound a bit bias, deal with it. With that out of the way, let me just add that the movie Is clearly not trying to reinvent the wheel, but I was surprised with that Mike Judge tried to do with the source material.
Much like “Do America” the premises with “Do the Universe” stays the same. The never-ending journey of Beavis and Butt-head trying to score. But this time, Mike Judge when to Interstellar route, literally, but sending these two to space and into a worm hole so they can travel in time. Clearly Mike Judge is Christopher Nolan fan, and did his homework, or at least he watched “Interstellar” and got the main idea from that story.
Now this is when things get interesting, and crazy at the same time. But traveling in time the goal stays the same, but things have clearly change, and while Beavis and Butt-head are not as bright as NASA thought they must adapt to the times we are living, and that the first that I absolutely loved about the movie. Judge understood that times have change and that jokes that worked back in the 90 will not absolutely work in this new millennium. So that meant we see Beavis and Butt-head getting a crash course in technology, and todays way of life.
While not all jokes truly land, one that stood up to me what the explanation of White Privilege, which I absolutely love how Judge when into this subject story wise. Another thing that stood out, was that we finally see some actual character developments with Beavis trying to understand a feelings is all about, as he finds himself falling in love, something that I found extremely awesome. Taking into consideration Beavis, because of Cornholio, as always being my favorite subjects. And yes, Cornholio made an appearance as expect and cause all sort of havoc so that was also great.
In the end, “Beavis and Butt-head Do the Universe” is a throwback fun joyride for fans for the franchise, as always is not meant to be taken seriously but I completely take my hat off to Judge for trying to bring the boys up to date with the times. And yes, the animation style stayed the same if anyone who did watch the trailers was asking.
“Beavis and Butt-head Do the Universe” is now available exclusive on Paramount+.