I was startled to see how many phrases I use in my daily speech derive from this film. No, I don’t go around saying “Ni!” or “answer me these questions three.” (At least not anymore.) It’s the little stuff. “I have no quarrel with you, Good Sir Knight.” I say that constantly — like every day. I don’t even think about it when I say it. I was kinda surprised to hear Graham Champan say it on my TV. Also, “Ah! But can you not also build bridges out of stone?” Kerry probably hears me say this the most, as it comes up a lot during problem solving. The most obscure element that has entered my vocabulary is the phrase “The most” when describing something. This comes from the moment when Tim the Enchanter is telling them where they will find direction to “the resting place of the most Holy Grail.” This double-disc DVD has has buckets of extra crap, and I am just the idiot to wade through them all.
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Jordan Hoffman is a New York-based writer and film critic working for The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Thrillist, Times of Israel, NY Daily News and elsewhere.
He is the host of ENGAGE: The Official Star Trek Podcast, a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and challenges you to a game of backgammon.