Eleven years since their short 2011 reboot, Beavis and Butthead returned to the small screen in the Paramount+ movie, Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe. I was so excited for this movie, I began watching it on my lunchbreak while at work and quickly finished it as soon as I got home. The movie captured all the goofy, stupidity that Beavis and Butthead is known for while getting a bit of satire in for fun.
What the Movie is About:
Beavis and Butthead find themselves in 2022 and are looking to score, but are also tasked with not allowing the universe to be destroyed.
What I Liked About It:
-The voice acting is incredible by everyone involved. The comedic timing is spot on and I feel like the pace has picked up just a bit for modern audiences and it works well.
-The story is actually good! I enjoyed it even more than Do America and that’s saying something. I’m getting tired of multiverses, time jumps, and so forth, but Do the Universe handled it so well. It was intelligent, but in a Beavis and Butthead type of way.
-There are some serious laugh out loud moments in this film. There is a scene where Beavis and Butthead find their way into a college classroom… I won’t ruin it but I honestly cannot remember the last time I laughed that hard. It was by far the highlight of the movie for me.
-The movie did an excellent job of acting as a prequel for the new series. It allows for a bit of a fish out of water situation while also giving Beavis and Butthead a whole new generation of things to make fun of.
What I Didn’t Like About It:
-Daria has a very brief cameo.
-The entire production was conducted remotely via Zoom conferencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
-It’s the first time that it is mentioned that Highland is located in Texas.
-Michael Bolton’s How Am I Supposed to Live Without You is featured in the movie and was also featured in the episode Trouble Urinating.
Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe exceed all my expectations. It was a brilliant flash back to a simpler time when things were just funny and didn’t have to be groundbreaking. The show made me excited for the new season and I can’t see where Mike Judge takes these two characters next.
Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe is a solid four out of five stars.