is one of Mel Brooks finest movies (we also like High Anxiety and History of the
World part 1). A beautifully crafted, hysterically funny comedy utilizing the
Brooks troupe, in a perfectly photographed classic old movie styling.
is a carpet chewing masterpiece of comedic incident, a movie of hernia popping
potential. Ensure you are sitting correctly, balanced on each buttock (This is
not a movie to watch soon after having an operation - do not even think about
this movie in that state).
movie follows the life of a Frankenstein, played by Gene Wilder, grandson of the
great Baron von Frankenstein. Initially our hero attempts to avoid comparison
with his forefather, but, on a trip to his Grandfather's house, is persuaded once
more to attempt reanimation during a thunderstorm, using a brain from the local
Eyegore (Marty Feldman) drops the requested brain and takes the next one along
the shelf. This has Abnormal ('Abby Normal') written on the side.
the classic 1940's-movie means of reanimation, lightening is channelled into the
body from above. The monster eventually breaks out and after a couple of contacts
with others returns on hearing music. He is finally tamed and performs in an hysterical
singing and dancing routine - a well dressed audience end up throwing cabbages
when it goes wrong after a promising start.
in Black and White, the movie parodies everything you can remember of all those
early Frankenstein (and other black and white horror 'classic') movies you have
ever seen. It combines a series of hysterically funny moments, and characters,
in a movie you will remember forever. An all time great comedy classic.