After the tragic death of Robin Williams in 2014, fans were avid to see the Oscar-nominated comedy actor in some of his final projects, such as Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and A Merry Friggin’ Christmas. Almost everyone forgot, however, that Robin Williams had one other project he worked on shortly before his passing: Absolutely Anything.
Absolutely Anything stars Simon Pegg, a normal, lazy human who is chosen as an experiment by a group of aliens, voiced by the Monty Python team, to decide whether Earth should be annihilated or kept alive. Similarly to Bruce Almighty, Simon Pegg is given god-like abilities, in order to see how the average human responds to omnipotence. The film also includes other big names such as Kate Beckinsale, Rob Riggle, and Eddie Izzard.
Robin Williams shows up about halfway through the film as the voice of Dennis, Simon Pegg’s dog. While he is only in the film for less than half of its duration, I personally consider Williams to be the best part of the movie. He adds a uniquely hilarious dynamic to the film, providing a comedic look into the mind of the average dog.Absolutely Anything released in the U.S. earlier this year, and finally found its way to Netflix this month. The original U.S. releases, including the DVD release, were originally limited releases, making the film nearly impossible to view for the average moviegoer. This is why I was so pleased that it was picked up by Netflix, because now almost anyone with a Netflix account can view the comedy for themselves and honor the comedic talents of the late Robin Williams.