[yellow_box]Every year I set myself a target, usually of about 100, of films to watch. These are new films. Not new, new films. But films that are new to me. Any time I’ve seen a new one, I post a bit of a brain dump of my thoughts on the film here. Enjoy![/yellow_box]
Young Frankenstein (25/09/12)
Dr. Frankenstein’s grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad’s castle and repeats the experiments.
So it felt like it made sense to give this film a watch having seen the original title=”Frankenstein”>Frankenstein not too long ago. Sense in that, I probably would appreciate this film a whole lot more having seen the original. I look back and know, I am completely right. While, I reckon I still would have found the fun in the film, it was the little things that tied this with the original Frankenstein that I really loved.
The biggest of those little thing in Young Frankenstein was just the look and feel of the film. They captured the feel of the 1930s film almost perfectly. Not just the fact it’s black and white, but the sets, sound and make-up. Loved it. It felt so like a 1930s film to my very untrained eyes.
Gene Wilder is excellent. Well, that’s pretty much a given. He is brilliantly hilarious as Dr. Frankenstein. Comic timing is perfect. Marty Feldman’s Igor almost stole the show. Just as funny. Knack for making me laugh out loud.
Parody films are not what they used to be. This such an original parody film. It takes everything from the classic and toys with it, but doesn’t make a mockery out of the original. Very cleverly done. Shame parody films nowadays are just so cheap and probably one of my least favourite film genre.
Young Frankenstein is a fantastically funny film. Lots of laughs from the just plain silly to the slightly more clever. I’d say, worth it even if you haven’t seen the original Frankestein.
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