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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.
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!
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…
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…
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.
One of my favorites.
Silly and iconic satire. Hilarious on a few ocasions, but on others the jokes don't seem to withstand the test of time. The cast was well picked and did their work very well. I wouldn't call this a "must see", but there is something memorable, a special vibe about this movie that explains its cult following.
"This movie has become a drug that I can't quit," he says after watching Young Frankenstein for the fifth time in one week.
A good laugh here and there, quite enjoyable but it's not exactly what i was wiating for. Something i want to say is how there are a few sex jokes, all are bad but not so many through the film.
Uproarous, but intellectual satire that never gets old. The cast is just the icing on top of this marvelously made cake.
Utter perfection. Could watch this movie twice in a row. In fact that's exactly what I did.
...Not funny. At all. But at least it's well made? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
INSERT DUMB SEX JOKE HERE
Seriously though, Mel Brooks has to be the master of delivering an already unbelievably lame joke very poorly. The timing is off, Brooks takes no time to frame the joke in a funny or clever way, and all actors are practically winking at the camera every other joke.
AREN'T SEXUAL INNUENDOS HILARIOUS?
You get a strong sense that a group of perverted old men got together to make what they think is the greatest, most hilarious thing ever. While I only chuckled once or twice, mildly, I will say that they got the style down to a T. You never feel that this was…
Definitely has its moments but I honestly don't understand how this is considered to be on par with Blazing Saddles. It's a silly movie that doesn't really seem to be saying anything, just throwing tropes at the screen and winking at the camera a lot. Of course, when that's in the hands of Brooks/Wilder/Kahn, there are going to be moments that make you laugh. But in the end, it's a silly sendup of old horror, and I have trouble seeing anything more.
I've always wanted to see a Mel Brooks movie and I have seen bits and pieces of Young Frankenstein before but never actually finished it and after finally watching It I have to say Young Frankenstein is COMEDY GOLD!!
The reason being because this movie could of failed miserably but everything works very well. First of all one of the things that works so well is the acting everyone is so committed to this movie and something I love is that they didn't do the traditional Frankenstein story we all know and love .
Because of this the actors had a lot more room to just do whatever they wanted and it worked perfectly. Every actor just stayed so committed…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!