In other words -- this movie looks freaking terrifying, as confirmed by the reviews of anyone who has seen it. The concept of a shambling but unrelenting creature combines the vibe of some nightmare fairy tale with the mechanical terror from The Terminator -- the only difference being that you can't destroy this fucker with Michael Biehn and a sack full of pipe bombs.
Absolutely Anything: Robin Williams' Last Movie Is Also an Unofficial Monty Python Reunion About Aliens
Since Robin Williams' death we've seen the inevitable trickle of his final comedic roles pass by like the world's funniest funeral procession. Absolutely Anything marks the caboose: Williams' final film stars Simon Pegg as a man who, through the help of aliens, gets the power to control the universe -- the inevitable consequence being that he gives his dog the power to speak. Any guesses as to who voices the pooch?
Hint: It's not Samuel L. Jackson.
If you're wondering exactly what brand of awesome a scene between Pegg and a dog version of Williams looks like, check out this hilarious clip on YouTube. Immediately, this film vomits charm -- but that's not even half of it, as Absolutely Anything is co-written and directed by this guy:
No, not Big-Ears. The other guy.
For any sons of a silly person that have no idea who that it, you're looking at Terry Jones -- co-director of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and a member of Monty Python, which is currently down to five surviving members ... all of which appear in this new film. Yep, along with being the final film for Williams, by Jones' own estimation this is also the final film reunion for the members of Monty Python before they collectively fuck right off of the land of the living. Why people aren't lining up around the block already for this film's summer release is beyond us, considering that it definitively marks the end of one comedy era while passing on the torch to the next. So, while the idea might be kind of a bummer, at least there's a bright side to it.
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