Twenty-six years after their last movie Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, the animated metalheads are back in a new film that finds them in modern times and dealing with concepts like white privilege. The film, “Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe” is set to be released on June 23rd, 2022 on Paramount Plus.
The world has become sillier in the past three decades, so the return of animation crowned the kings of idiocy, Beavis and Butt-Head, has achieved great significance. is scheduled to return on June 23 on the Paramount (plus its entire MTV TV series catalog).
Beavis and Butt-Head’s Do the Universe is a terrific follow-up to Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, proving the endurance of amusing absurdity in the efforts of this hit duo in the 1990s. In fact, absurd antics transcend time periods, and Beavis and Butt-Head’s latest escapade is nothing but a continuation of this timeless tradition.
Such antinomy transcends generations, as does the nonsensical character in their latest endeavor, which follows them through a time/space gateway that transports them between the comfy surroundings of 1998 and the strange atmosphere of 2022.
Situating Beavis and Butt-Head in the context of contemporary society seems to suggest many areas of disappointment, and there are certainly a few jabs relating to modern culture throughout Beavis and Butt-Do the Universe. As usual, the movie scenario is merely an excuse to offer the same brand of brainless mirthful, and sexual puns that Mike Judge has brought to fame throughout his career. Mike once again voices both the hyperactive blonde-haired Beavis and the naive but dimwitted Butt-Head in this message-adventure film (which he co-wrote with Lew Morton). The studio Titmouse’s production of this animated film has been named after the main characters’ reserved and temperamental behaviors. There’s nothing new to this, only the substance of this film. Because Beavis and Butt-Head are well aware that everything is comical because of their childlike and childish reactions to everything and everybody they encounter.
“There you have it—the greatest story ever told,” intones Butt-Head at the conclusion of directors John Rice and Albert Calleros’ Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe
Though that description is certainly up for debate, what’s not in question is the fact that Judge’s metalhead morons remain icons of perpetual witlessness. As they describe it, their forthcoming feature film is a tale of Two heroes on a quest to score. across time and space. It’s a story of sex, violence, and power, and it opens at the 1998 Highland High School science fair, where the winner will be rewarded with a trip to the NASA space camp. For Butt-Head, however, it’s just a random venue at which he can partake in one of his favorite pastimes: repeatedly kicking Beavis in the nads. The kind of fiery mayhem that is Beavis’ bread and butter lands them in court, where a judge makes an unlikely decision of rehabilitating the wayward youths who were sent to said camp at Johnson Space Center. Where naturally, But-Head quips, “It says Johnson” referring to the space center’s sign.
Despite how it resembles the original Judge film, the sequel does not include a voice cast bedecked with marble celebrities such as Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. It thus maintains undivided attention in its mewling blind characters and, through its display of this, gleefully celebrates their total absence of brain capability. (uh-huh-huh, uh-huh-huh)