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 is only crap, 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.
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…
"Frau Blücher!" *horse whinny* - Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Fronkensteen?)
Words cannot express how much I wanted this to have a laugh per minute rate like Airplane!does. I wanted this film to shoot every possible gag at the screen like there's no tomorrow, and I know for a fact that they'd all hit home. But it doesn't. Amusement is dispensed in doses throughout instead of the all-out assault I was expecting.
Not to say it isn't funny. It's hilarious in parts. The running joke concerning Frau Blücher's (*horse whinny*) name and the sheer presence of Marty Feldman and his face are hysterical, and the duo of Peter Boyle and Gene Wilder singing 'Putting on the Ritz' is ridiculously feel-good.
Hilarious. I thought the opening scene where Dr. Frankenstein was lecturing was absolutely hysterical, especially when he corrected the pronounciation of his name several times. Then, strangely I thought the movie kind of dragged and became unfunny. But then all of the sudden, maybe about a third the way in, I got to the point where I couldn't even look at Gene Wilder without laughing my ass off. Man, what a great performance. There's a lot more subtlety to it then I thought there would be but there's also many laugh out loud moments as well. I really loved the scene where he tells his companions to not let him out of the room no matter what and almost immediately…
Few things have ever been funnier than young Gene Wilder shouting. (I imagine it would be considerably less amusing if he were shouting today, though he could probably put together a fantastic "get off my lawn" .gif.) But the film's genius is how seriously it takes everything except the jokes, faithfully replicating the look of Universal's '30s horror and constructing a credible narrative framework that serves to heighten the absurdity. Wilder's opening lecture, for example, could pass for the real thing if you selectively removed all the funny bits, which is precisely what makes them so funny. (Though even then you'd still get his magnificent delivery: "We would collapse. Like a bunch. Of broccoli!") And Brooks' borscht-belt instincts are…
Snow Day Movie!!!
A spoof film so lovingly made that it's almost a remake. I kinda wanna watch the real thing now.
Not overly funny but made with much enthusiasm for its source material.
Directed by Mel Brooks
"Young Frankenstein" is the most affectionate parody film I've ever scene. It's not out to make fun of the old Universal horror films, it's out to celebrate them. From using some of the original 1930's sets to shooting in beautiful black and white, this is certainly Mel Brooks most polished and cinematic film and a departure from the off-the wall zaniness of "The Producers" and "Blazing Saddles".
Because of this, the humor is slightly more subtle and character based here. There are perhaps less "laugh out loud" moments than the other two, but it also might be the most consistently funny throughout. "Young Frankenstein" has the longest running time of the Brooks "Big 3",…
Parody and farce films have seemed to have taken a step back in recent years. Movies like "Scary Movie" while sometimes funny(though I haven't seen them) become quickly dated, especially compared to the parody films of Mel Brooks. Even when his movies were direct parodies such as Spaceballs, a Mel Brooks film holds up extremely well, utilizing parody humor, as well as quality slapstick and witty banter.
Young Frankenstein, as the name suggests, is a parody of the Frankenstein novel and movies. Gene Wilder stars as the grandson of the infamous Dr. Frankenstein, who, after trying to avoid his family's "legacy" ends up creating a creature of his own(Peter Boyle), leading to a hilarious film.
The film obviously isn't a…
They don't make 'em like this anymore. They really don't.
Satire doesn't have to be cynical (I'm looking at you, Farrelly and Zucker brothers of the world.) Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein" manages to at once act as over-the-top, immature spoof of Warner Bros horror movies and joyous homage to the notion of old Hollywood showmanship and what makes movies great. Even if not riotously funny, this is comedy with dog ears, stained pages in a schoolboy joke book that Brooks elevates not only to the big screen and brings to an audience, but like the best of his work it's a welcome cheer to the fact that THIS can be a profession, and that with a little risk, creativity and BALLS -- what knockers! -- pop culture is never really dead -- it's just always waiting to be brought back to life.
I completely adore this movie. By far my favorite Mel Brooks film. The chemistry between Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, and Teri Garr is so entertaining and fun. Particularly Feldman shined with his facial expression and deliveries. Gene Wilder works great as Frakenstein with his periodic outburst of anger or excitement.
Young Frankenstein will always be my second-favourite Mel Brooks film (behind the utter comic genius that is The Producers), and for good reason. This film contains some of Brooks' absolute best witticisms and sight gags, and Gene Wilder is completely and utterly brilliant as Frederick Frankenstein... er, Fronkensteen. And for such a silly comedy, there's some really great camera work in this film, also.
An all-time classic for the ages.
Sleepless night. Found this on the Tele.
Oh yeah. I ADORE THIS FILM.
Maybe I was just expecting too much from this one, having recently seen Blazing Saddles and having a couple friends tell me how great Young Frankenstein is. But in the end I just didn't come away that impressed by it. Yeah, it's definitely funny in parts, but I thought that it dragged on too long. And I was kinda hoping for the laugh-a-minute hilarity of Blazing Saddles, but Young Frankenstein has a different approach. That all said, I would recommend a rental purely for old-school Wilder.