Absolutely Anything is the first movie in 19 years in which all surviving members of Monty Python have appeared. Well, actually they didn’t appear so much as did voice overs. This was also Robin Williams’ final movie and he also did a voice over. So, now for a very brief rundown on this film.
It is classified as a comedic sci-fi movie in which aliens select a random human who is given infinite powers either to be used for good or evil. Their test subject is a British high school teacher (Simon Pegg) who has a tendency to be late for school and his dog (voiced by Robin Williams). There is, of course, a beautiful girl who is played by Kate Beckinsale She is a talent booker for a TV personality played by Joanna Lumley.
The humor of the movie tends to revolve around the fact that Neil (Pegg) has to be very precise in what he asks for. There are also some great lines from Ben, Neil’s dog. What else would you expect from Robin Williams? Another character in the movie is played by Rob Riggles, an American military writer who is obsessed with Kate Beckinsale. For the most part, I thought the actors were very good. The main problem with the movie seemed to be continuity. If you pay close attention, you will notice some things that should have either been edited out or corrected before the film was released. I also think that they could have come up with a better title.
The story was good enough and there is a slight Pythonesque feel to some scenes (it was directed by Terry Jones). If the editing of the film had been better and the title changed, I think that I would give it a higher rating than the 3.5 stars out of 5 that I am.