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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...
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“Stay close to the candles. The stairway can be...treacherous.”
Picture it: A dark and shadowy castle, Gothic and candlelit. Cobwebs and cobblestones. The sky is heavy with clouds, yet the moon glows ominously. Perhaps it is raining—at the very least, it is damp and dank. The castle contains multitudinous passageways—staircases, hidden hallways, secret lairs. Every room is cavernous, yet the shadows press down, suffocating the space. Large, ominous portraits hang on the walls, their eyes seeming to follow the inhabitants.
You can see it in your mind, can’t you? Your image and mine are essentially the same. It wouldn’t always have been that way. A given set of words can conjure only so many images, to be…
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.
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…
Often quoted as Mel Brooks' masterpiece, Young Frankenstein is not only a love letter to the horror genre, but a love letter to cinema itself. Reconstructing Mary Shelley's novel, Mel Brooks creates a story around Frankenstein's grandson, who ends up taking the same course of his ancestor when he repeats his grandad's experience after discovering his instruction manual.
Young Frankenstein is composed of a chilling beauty, it's pure expressionism. As a tribute to the German Expressionist movement—something that is immediately felt through Gerald Hirschfeld's cinematography—Mel Brooks provides us another genius comedy that ridicules its source material (be it Mary Shelley's novel or Whale's film) & that happens to be hilarious.
Comparing to Spaceballs (which was the last movie I saw from…
Young Frankenstein is a brilliant parody movie. Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn are all great. But, the real star of the show here is Marty Feldman. His presence makes every scene much better. The story is really interesting, and the movie looks pretty good. The music is phenomenal. The writing is fantastic. This really showed me that Mel Brooks isn't just a great comedy director, but a great director in general. Has he ever made a serious movie, a drama for example? Cause I would really want to see that.
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…
I had totally forgotten Gene Hackman was in it, so when it got to the scene with his character, it took me a minute 'Hey, that guy sort of sounds like.........OH NOOOOOOOOOOOO'. It was fun.
Was lucky enough to see this again on the big screen today.
Very enjoyable. I really appreciated Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman and Terri Garr this time. But all the performers had their moments of brilliance. Marty Feldman is a delight, and Kenneth Mars' tricks with his wooden hand always make me laugh.
What a loving tribute to a bygone movie era. I found myself loving the serious black-and-white footage of the Monster walking about in the town. "Young Frankenstein" makes you regret that movies ever went over to color.
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That's the dad from Everybody Loves Raymond
The greatest horror parody ever made and my personal favorite Mel Brooks film all rolled into one
One of my favorite comedies of all time. I watch it every October.
If something makes me laugh hard enough then it probably deserves a 5-star score. I can always count on older humor to succeed where the modern one consistently lets me down. Either that or I just think Gene Wilder is one of the funniest people I've ever seen. When the original Willy Wonka comes on tv I usually check it out so I can forget the Tim Burton version with Mr. Depp. Now I recognized some of the actors in the film including Cloris Leachman, Peter Boyle and a surprising Gene Hackman.
I just loved this movie that outclasses any comedy I've seen in a long time. If you haven't watched it yet, you should check it out.
In Mel Brook's best film, horror, comedy and satire are utilized to great effect to create one of the best comedies ever made. Gene Wilder is absolutely electric here, carrying the film on his shoulders with a brilliant performance both comedically and dramatically. Parody is a powerful device if used correctly, and Brooks shows complete mastery of it here. The material is intelligent and lovingly mocking, managing to contain a plot all his own while still chock-full with hilarious jokes. It's controlled hysteria, an improved version of what the Marx brothers offered in their prime. While it's chaotic and riotous, it also feel deliberate and lucid, truly a testament to Brooks enormous comedic talent and sensibilities.
I think its worth noting as well how reliant Brooks is on female comedians in this film. He gives women significant screen time in a male-driven comedy, and they reward him handsomely with great performances.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
É a primeira vez que passo por uma situação como essa, mas simplesmente não posso dar nota máxima para um filme que cumpriu sua função por quase 1h30, que me fez rir e que por muitos momentos me fez acreditar que era melhor que o material que fazia sátira. Não posso, e a única coisa que me impede é por saber que Mel Brooks é um grande de um filho da puta.
Ao mostrar um homem tentando transar com sua noiva, que insistentemente foge de suas investidas, o diretor deixa bem claro que aquilo era motivo de piada, e ela funciona. Corte. Dois minutos depois essa mulher prestes a ser estuprada percebe o quanto sexo é bom, e se for…
It was fun watching this movie again for the first time since I was a teenager. Also, having just freshly seen the original Frankenstein trilogy, I was in the perfect mood for this classic. Marty Feldman is hilarious as Igor. I need to check out more of his movies.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…