All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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...
Part of Hoop-Tober
“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.
It's been a while since I've seen this, a long long while. Knowing it's highly regarded, i was excited for the rewatch, since I forgot most of it. I was a little disappointed.
As far as parodies go, this is a classic. Hard to top. It sticks to the theme so well. I just didn't think it was that funny. Lots of little laughs, but the heavy laughs are too few and far between. Igor is amazing, so is Wilder and Madeline Kahn. It's really well casted.
Ya know... As I'm writing this review, I'm starting to realize why it's so highly regarded. It's so enjoyable to watch, so easy on the eyes. It's just not as gung ho laugh…
A loving tribute to the Universal horror movies, whilst at the same time managing to be one of my favourite comedies.
Gene in his prime, great support from Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman and Teri Garr and lovingly shot in Black and White; utilising scenes and sets from the original 30's movies, but giving them a Mel Brooks twist.
The Frau Blucher joke never gets old.
Mel Brooks is a comedic genius. Very funny, but not as good as Blazing Saddles or Spaceballs.
"Young Frankenstein" not only pays a hilarious tribute to the original movies, but it endures the work of Mary Shelley and James Whale. The terrific and amazing performances from the cast, especially the one from Gene Wilder, and the polished work in cinematography, music and sound, make this movie one unique piece of work that only Wilder and Mel Brooks could have brought to life.
Superb comedy. Whilst it doesn't have the jokes per minute of other comedies, the ones in this are perfectly realised and executed, and the whole movie reeks of class and brilliance.
♪♪ Ah, Sweet mystery of life, at last I've found you ♪♪
Finally a parody film that doesn't force the parody aspect and is funny simply because its funny. It doesn't rely on dated references, it has untimely jokes and comedy that will be funny for years to come.
I am excited about my next two reviews. They both are in the same genre. That would be horror/spoof. This review focus's on Young Frankenstein and the next will be Shaun of the Dead. I watched both of these movies with my lovely girlfriend last weekend. She is a fan of Evil Dead, so I thought she might enjoy these films. I am glad to say that I was proven correct.
Young Frankenstein was made in 1974 and directed by Mel Brooks. I think this movie might be under seen because the same year the same director released Blazing Saddles. That films is thought by many to be his best. I disagree. I think Young Frankenstein is his crowning achievement.…
I'M GOING TO BE REALLY BOLD WITH MY REVIEW OF YOUR CHERISHED CLASSIC.
(jk my review is right there on the top of the DVD box.... "The best comedy movie of all time")
It just doesn't get any better than:
*Howls heard in the woods*
I was never a fan of most of these "older" comedies, but this is one of the few exceptions. It's got a clever premise for a more modernized Frankenstein tale, a fantastically fun cast, and most importantly brilliant jokes. A few minutes probably could've been shaved off the running time, but other than that this was a pleasant surprise.
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…