All very serious, this King Arthur fella.
Screenshot: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The Holy Grail is one of the all-time greats of British comedy. But you wouldn’t notice it from this sneaky trailer cut, which makes it looks like something that a blogger would be very quick to describe as “Game of Thrones-ian” if it were advertising a new show.

It’s an idea we’ve contemplated before, but this recent attempt, made as part of school project by YouTuber Testudo Aubreii, does a great job at turning the downright hilarious adventures of King Arthur and crew in Monty Python and the Holy Grail into a serious action movie. If you weren’t familiar with Python in the first place, this cut is good enough that you’d think it could be a trailer for some old BBC historical series or something.

I’m sure the Black Knight sequence in this version would play out a lot gorier.

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