Absolutely Anything full movie review - Not that funny! 3/10
Review: This movie is more silly than funny! For a comedy, I didn't laugh once through the whole movie and I found a lot of the scenes far fetched and badly written, which is surprising from Terry Jones.
Its about a bunch of Aliens, voiced by Monty Python, who choose one random human to prove if they can understand the difference between good and evil. The Aliens give this human, which turns out to be Neil (Simon Pegg), the powers to do absolutely anything and if he chooses to do evil, the Aliens will eliminate earth. If he chooses to do good, the Aliens will welcome earth to the intergalactic community so it's up to Neil to save earth. Neil, whose a teacher for a disruptive class, soon realises that he has these powers but everything that he does with them, has catastrophic effects. He tries to help his friend at work, Ray (Sanjeev Bhaskar), by getting another teacher to worship him but she turns out to be psychopath. He also uses his powers to get a lady in his building, Catherine (Kate Beckinsale) to like him but her ex-boyfriend, Grant (Rob Riggle), visits her from America and he uses is soldier tactics to try and win her back. Neil then makes his dog Mojo, voiced by Robin Williams, able to talk and he fights of Grant, who attempts to fight Neil for Catherines love but when Grant finds out about his powers, he kidnaps Neil so he can get everything that he wants. Whilst holding a gun to Mojo's head, Neil reads through Grants list of demands and then Neil is saved by Catherine and Ray but the Aliens are not happy with what Neil done with his 10 days with ultimate power. The Aliens then decide to destroy earth but Neils last wish just happens to be the best one that he makes, ever since he received the powers. I really tried to find the amusing side to this movie but I just couldn't get into it. The Aliens were slightly funny, especially when they were speaking in there weird language but apart from that, I just couldn't see the point of the film. The things that Simon Pegg was doing with his unlimited powers, were really ridiculous and no one seemed that amazed about the whole ordeal. I know that you have to take this type of movie with a pinch of salt but when the humour isn't that funny, it's really hard to find anything good to say about the film. Disappointing!
Round-Up: This was Robin Williams last movie, which he voiced using Skype, so no one actually got to see him properly. His voiced isn't used in the movie that much, which is a shame because the dog is one of the best things in the film along with the weird looking Aliens. Anyway, this film was directed by Terry Jones, 73, who brought you the all time classics, the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and the Meaning of Life, which were all made with the Monty Python. He also supplied his voice as one of the Aliens and he wrote this movie alongside Gavin Scott so he really did give this movie his all. He was lucky to get Simon Pegg to play the lead because he has been quite busy making movies like Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek Beyond and Ice Age: Collision Course so this 45 year old has big things to come. As for this movie, I doubt that it will go down well with a big audience because of its warped type of humour. Personally, I think that a lot of the cast took on the project just to work with Terry Jones, not caring about the final outcome, so on that basis I'm not surprised that he got such a great cast. Anyway, Kate Beckinsale looked terrific and the dog was funny when it was talking but thats about it.
Budget: N/A Worldwide Gross: $3.8million
I recommend this movie to people who are into their sci-fi/comedies starring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Rob Riggle, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley and voices by Robin Williams, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Jones. 3/10