BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD DO THE UNIVERSE (2022)
Release Date: 06/23/22 [Paramount+]
Studio: MTV Entertainment Studios
"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."
OUR MOVIE REVIEW:
It's been a long, long time since we've seen our favorite moronic duo in either television or movie form. As someone that grew up in the 90s, it's hard to NOT know and love both Beavis and Butthead as their form of irreverent and immature humor will always be both timeless and hilarious. When a new movie was greenlit with Mike Judge returning, I was beyond excited! Our boys are back! And it's a dang fine return to form.
Simply put, this movie is funny. Very funny at times and clever in a juvenile way. It's exactly what you want from Beavis and Butthead but with a slightly updated animation style that still looks like the old B&B cartoons while also looking more modern. The animation isn't the only thing modern because the story takes our beloved 90s characters and transports them to the year 2022 so expect a good amount of scenes making fun of modern times. I don't want to spoil some of these set pieces but one involving "white privilege" had me in stitches.
Mike Judge knows how to pace his stories well and when to drop his big gags and scatter smaller but still funny ones so there's not an absence of laughs for too long. That's the best thing I can say about a comedy movie is that it's consistently funny throughout its 90-minute runtime. Watching these two idiots bumble their way through modern times while insulting and pissing off everyone is always a blast and Do The Universe does that in spades.
In a world filled with overly serious television shows, nostalgia-filled cash grabs, and superhero-related content, Do The Universe is a super simple and very fun diversion that gets our main characters right. They're the same as they always should be in a very different world and that's what makes this movie so much fun. If you have paramount plus then I highly recommend it even if you've never watched B&B before.