Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996)

Why I have decided to review this, I don’t even know.

After realizing that their beloved boob tube is gone, couch potatoes Beavis and Butt-head (both voiced by creator Mike Judge) set off on a cross-country expedition that takes them from Las Vegas to the nation’s capital. Along the way, they’re mistaken for hit men and get caught up in a weapons-smuggling conspiracy as a gaggle of mobsters and lawmen shadow the two morons.

So basically Do America, is an animated road movie, that shows these two in situations that you have never seen them before. I have already seen this movie like 20 times but that was when I was all young. Now that I’m older, I know a lot more of what the jokes are saying, and oh god did I laugh!!

A lot of people never understood Beavis and Butt-head even when it was on MTV. It was a brilliant satire of popular culture and the crudeness, insipidness, and stupidity of it. Beavis and Butt-head are the narcissistic anti-heroes; fourteen year old heavy metal heads who’s life is totally empty without television. The only thing they think about is television and “scoring.”

This is what I found out to be the funniest element of this whole movie. Yeah the jokes may be the same usual dirty jokes, but they are displayed in such a way that you can’t help but laugh. How these two take everything in a different way then it normally was, made me laugh a whole lot more.

I need to say that the satirical element in this film is what is very funny. Not just B&B, but other people like the government, police, and a lot of the politicians are viewed as stupid and sometimes ignorant, which made me laugh a whole lot more.

I just wish that this film had a lot more. It was only 1 hour and 20 minutes and when it was all over I felt like I just watched 3 episodes of B&B. The plot could have expanded into more places, but hey that’s just me.

Consensus: Do America is hilarious, satirical, and at the same time brainless. Though if it went on longer I think it would have been such a better movie.


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