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.
Let’s not talk about the story or personal taste or logic of the premise and storyline or the quality of the crude but pretty tame adolescent humor or the slapsticky approach of the movie or any such petty and childish criteria, ok? Beavis and Butt-Head are beyond that. You don’t have to like them, it’s more than ok if you don’t. But please be aware that we are firmly in cartoon territory here, normal rules just don’t apply.
I will just say in 1998 B&B are sucked into a wormhole (incl. all the usual jokes about holes in general) and come out of it in 2022. And we see they survived the time travel without any damage. They are the same old couple, and the film-making and directing is the same as well.
Many twists and turns are gonna happen, the whole universe is at stake, and our brave heros don’t even notice. They are so monofocused on scoring with the hot astronaut lady they don’t notice much of what’s going on around them.
And here comes the genius of B&B into play. The series, and the movies that is, not necessarily our pretty dumb protagonists. Because you need to be kinda smart in order to create such superficial nonsense that then turns out to be a quite sharp and well-observed commentary on the America of today.
Yes, the movie is loud and brash but also a chuckle fest and we caught ourselves multiple times laughing well below our educational and cultural level. Or wasn’t it below us? Is there indeed some actually good movie hidden in B&B?
CONCLUSION: Beavis and Butt-Head are still the same little assholes we left back in 1998, they didn’t become smarter or nicer at all. Neither did the movie. It’s still the same old crude mix of bad cartoons and pubertary toilet humor. But! The world needs more Beavis and Butt-Head. Now more than ever!
Chris Stuckmann was totally convinced:
And here is why B&B rules so hard: