Almost Absolutely Anything




I've been looking forward to this one for a while, and it's nearly here: Terry Jones' first feature length film in a considerable amount of time, Absolutely Anything. It's not a new idea: human is given god-like powers by higher beings as a means of testing either themselves or humanity. It's Bruce Almighty or Lucy, or Click, or What Women Want, or The Matrix. Except this time, it's British! Starring Simon Pegg as the empowered Neil Clarke, and John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Michael Palin as the aliens that grant him his powers as a means of determining if Earth is worth destroying or saving, the movie also features on of Robin Williams final roles, as the voice of Neil's dog.

I doubt that the film will touch on any philosophical concepts not already explored by the genre, and the trailer certainly has him enacting the standard repertoire of god-power tropes: making himself handsome, spying on ladies, and I'm sure that eventually he'll stop being selfish and learn a lesson or something. To be honest, the real draw is the fact that all the surviving Pythons have gathered together for a project that isn't related to the Pythons. That might not be enough to support an entire film, but clearly it's enough to get one made.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.

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