"Santa" brought this movie to my son for this past Christmas. It was horrible I thought, and my son wouldn't sit down to watch it, normally he will sit through the entire movie (if it's actually a good movie). The whole thing just seemed "dark" and "dreary" maybe if there were more "light" to it it may have been better? I popped it in one time, and that has been the only time he has asked to watch it, and he didn't even watch the whole thing, he asked for something else 10 min into it. It didn't "catch" me either.
My son wanted to watch MP and the Holy Grail with his friends for his 14-year old birthday party. But, he decided this at the last minute. No one was carrying it and I couldn't get it on Netflix. With Wal-Mart's shipping options, I was able to order on-line and have it shipped priority mail to my house and received it in time. My son and his friends loved it.
The spirited cast of Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline and Monty Pythonites John Cleese and Michael Palin is willing. But this tossed-together trifle about an unassuming British zoo taken over by a money-mad Murdochian media mogul is weak.