Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe is out now on Paramount+, and I remember going to see Beavis and Butthead Do America in 1997 when it reached UK cinemas. Watching the new movie, they don’t look any older, but… in their world, it’s only 1998, and they’ve been zoomed forward in time to 2022 for reasons you’ll discover.
In the first few minutes, there’s gross violence as Butthead kicks Beavis in the nuts over and over – to see how long they can do this before he passes out… as a potential science fair project, of course.
Plus, early on, there’s arson, explosions, vomiting and lots of giggling from the disgraceful pair…It’s brilliant!
Because of their misdemeanours, they’re sentenced to Space Camp for 8 weeks, where studying will include ‘black holes’ and ‘wormholes’, to which Butthead speculates that he’s always wondered how worms score…
For reasons you’ll discover, the pair are recruited to go into space and dock the space shuttle with the Mir Space Shuttle, under the command of the mission’s lead, Serena Ryan (Andrea Savage), which results in them constantly thinking they’re going to ‘score’ with Serena, and “it’s one giant leap for our schlongs”.
Taking some inspiration from Christopher Nolan’s 2014 movie, Interstellar, they travel to the future, in our year, 2022…
Along the way, there’s missing nuclear weapons, they stuff their faces with nachos, they’re mistaken as both idiots and the new Messiahs (their intelligence is sometimes very much overestimated), and they meet some very familiar individuals. Plus, once again, Beavis is Cornholio, and needs TP for his bunghole!
Overall, Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe is great, silly fun for almost 90 minutes. I’m not sure why it’s been 25 years since the last film, but they could certainly pump out another of these, for sure. Anyone who passes up watching this sequel is a complete fart-knocker.
Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe is on Paramount+ now, but isn’t yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD.
Running time: 86 minutes
Release date: June 23rd 2022
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Directors: John Rice, Albert Calleros
Producer: Matthew Mahoney
Screenplay: Mike Judge, Lewis Morton
Music: John Frizzell
Beavis / Butt-Head / Van Driessen / Smart Beavis / Smart Butt-Head / Old Beavis / Old Butt-Head / Empress Beavis / Emperor Butt-Head: Mike Judge
Mattison: Gary Cole
Jim Hartson: Nat Faxon
Metcalf / Judge: Chi McBride
Serena Ryan: Andrea Savage
Flight Specialist Valdivia: Carlos Alazraqui
Siri: Susan Bennett
Reporter: Mary Birdsong
Bus Driver: Greg Chun
Federal Whistleblower Hotline Operator: Phil Davis
Police Officer / Prisoners / Corrections Officers: Chris Diamantopoulos
Butt-Head Fantasy Woman #1: Zehra Fazal
Anita Ross: Ashley Gardner
German Tourist / Gage / Jail Warden: David Herman
Richard Wack: Brian Huskey
Todd: Toby Huss
Flight Specialist Jackson / NSA Agents / Police Officer: Phil LaMarr
Disrespect Prisoner: Whitney Martin
Launch Control Voice: Michael Massimino
NASA Director Ogilvie / Extraction Team Leader / Prisoners: Jim Meskimen
Professor: Tig Notaro
Campaign Aide / Butt-Head Fantasy Women 2 / Butt-Head Fantasy Woman #3 / Female Students: Toks Olagundoye
Flight Specialist Jung / Jeff: Jimmy O Yang
Jail Tattoo Artist: Stephen Root
Corrections Officer / Ball-kicking Biker: Martin Starr
McCabe / Head Corrections Officer: Tru Valentino
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