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The scariest comedy of all time!
A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, Frau Blucher. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather was delusional, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind...
One of the best comedies ever made. It's that simple.
All these modern 'movie spoofs' can learn a thing or two from this film. Parody is a powerful thing when done right.
The only downside of this film is that it always makes me remember how much I miss Wilder's comedic genius.
His and old fish eyes' of course.
I saw it at the theater when it was first released and the audience had a rip snorting good time!
40 years later my experience was quite different! While I smiled for the duration of the film I knew something was amiss! I wasn't laughing out loud! "Abbey Normal" no longer made me burst out in raucous laughter!
For me it didn't withstand the test of time! What I once loved, has been reduced to nothing more than a fond memory!
Even though Young Frankenstein is one of my mom and stepdad's favorite movies (and one of the few movies they actually have on DVD), I have somehow managed not to see it until now!
The entire cast was fantastic although it was a bit hard not to notice that the female characters had to be so hypersexual and not quite as well-written, with almost all of the jokes surrounding their characters referring to sex. Maybe it can just be chocked up to the sexual exploration of the 1970s and the fact that the female comic wasn't taken quite as seriously yet (some would argue they're still not taken very seriously as compliments for women in comedy usually range from "she's…
For what we are about to see next, we must enter quietly into the realm of genius.
-Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
For me, the reason Young Frankenstein rises above all spoofs that came before it and after is because it's much more then just a spoof film. Instead of making fun of it's inspirations, mainly Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, it pays loving homage to them in the form of a comedy.
There is no other word to describe the main cast other then perfection. Everyone in the film is funny and at the top of their game. People like Marty Feldman are still hilarious even if he's just standing in the background with no lines. Just examine what he's doing…
Paying homage to Universal's classic Frankenstein films whilst also providing a delightful parody of it, Young Frankenstein is definitely an entertaining and intelligent piece of filmmaking with absolutely stunning cinematography that hearkens back to Universal's films. More of a comedy horror than a stupid cliched piece of filmmaking (like the Scary Movie franchise), Young Frankenstein is full of thrills, laughs and moments to remember.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, the grandson of Victor Frankenstein, is a physician lecturer who wishes to have nothing to do with his grandfather's evil ways and the dark nature that runs within his family. Yet, when he inherits his grandfather's castle and comes home to the madness that created a monster, Frederick Frankenstein attempts to resume his…
I'm filing Young Frankenstein under 'I started watching it when I was younger but didn't finish it for some reason and I'm obviously a knob for not finishing it because it's effing fabulous'.
There are a number of reasons why Young Frankenstein is such a completely splendid film and I think several of them remain overlooked. Sure, its downright silliness, brilliant performances and just sheer number of belly laughs are integral to it being easily one of the funniest films that I've ever seen, but its other strengths not only improve those aforementioned elements but also lay bare the reasons why so many, if not all, modern spoofs just do not get it.
Most integral of all is the fact…
Unlike some of his other works (like 'Blazing Saddles,' 'Spaceballs,' or the later, and far less successful, 'Dracula: Dead and Loving It'), the Brooks of 'Young Frankenstein' isn’t really skewering the conventions of the horror movie — he’s paying tribute to them, and using them as scaffolding for his particular brand of goofy, Borscht Belt burlesque.
Great performance from Gene Wilder. Mel Brooks' direction is superb as he captures the mood and atmosphere of the horror films he's parodying perfectly. Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn both looked incredible. Peter Boyle is great especially during the "Puttin' On the Ritz" dance sequence.
Edit: I mean, do I really have to review this? Should I *really* have to? This is one of those movies that I just figure everybody's already seen, or at least everyone should have.
If you haven't, what the hell? *sigh* Just know there's a reason why a comedy that's 40 years old still gets five stars from me Every. Single. Time. Then pre-order the 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray. It's $10 on Amazon US. $10. I don't want you to think about it, I want you to pull the trigger. Roll in the hay. I already have a Blu-Ray copy and even I'm still doing it.
I will never slate another Mel Brooks film. This is a brilliantly made spoof of 1930s horror films. It is so well written and the jokes have not dated at all. Yet it is also a great looking film that has a great respect for the films it mocks.
A massive achievement in terms of juvenile satire. This is far and away my favorite Mel Brooks film.
No solo es una de las mejores comedias que he visto, con diálogos geniales, situaciones desternillantes (Frankestein usando la mano del cadáver como la suya para saludar al policía) y grandes personajes (me encanta Frau Blücher que a pesar de no tener mucho peso en la trama tiene uno de los mejores chistes que recuerdo con el relinchar de los caballos). También es un canto de amor al Frankenstein de James Whale y no solo en la trama general sino también en el diseño, en el ambiente (el laboratorio es genial) o en multitud de pequeños guiños repartidos por toda la película.
La mejor de Mel Brooks de calle.
My expectations for this movie were a bit to high. Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein does a good job at satirizing the 1931 horror classic Frankenstein. Definitely one of the better Mel Brooks movies but instills some jokes that down play the comedy and essence of the film.
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