There are two types of people in this world. Those that like BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD and those that do not. I am one of those that love them. Call me juvenile, but the original series came at the height of my adolescence. Growing up, my best friend and I often got compared to them (yes, I was the Beavis in the group). Even today, a new friend and I get mocked for our uncanny similarities (see picture below).
I didn’t expect to enjoy a new Beavis and Butthead movie, yet here I am in my 40s and still laughing at the same crude Mike Judge humor. If you are wondering how the two nimwits don’t age in this sequel, it’s because somehow, both characters travel through a blackhole to 2022. How they get to outer space, I wouldn’t dare spoil. Although, there’s a ton of nuts kicking that help set up the perfect fish-out-of-water story for our two favorite idiots.
The biggest compliment I can give BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD DO THE UNIVERSE is that it’s a better multiverse movie than the DOCTOR STRANGE sequel. I still can’t believe I’m writing that sentence and actually okay with it. Understandably, DOCTOR STRANGE had much bigger expectations (as Eli wrote about in his review) than another B&B sequel. Yet, the multiverse in this animated gem enables the characters’ growth. This is in stark contrast to STRANGE, where it’s more about allowing director Sam Raimi to have one kick-ass horror sequence.
If you have seventy-five minutes and want to see the dumbest movie of the year, this film is for you. If you aren’t a fan of this stuff, it’s my duty to report that you should run as far away as possible from it. Heh, heh, heh, huh, huh, huh, I said “duty.”
It’s available on Paramount+.