Accomplished parody of the horror genre, notable for its meticulous directing and great acting performances. Few, if any, of Mel Brooks's films come out so aloof towards his trying-so-hard set of jokes and gags, and here you'll sooner live up with its goofy aura than sheer comedy. Although hardly his funniest, it's a surprisingly cohesive and well paced work.
Dopo averlo visto anche in lingua originale, tra un nitrito spaventato ed una correzione di pronuncia, mi sono convinto che ben poca comicità sia mai stata più riuscita di quella messa in piedi dal giovane Frankenstein ed il suo brutto, deforme e favolosamente divertente aiutante Igor con la sua gobba semovente. Si poteva fare ed è stato fatto. BLUCHER!
Everyone gets a moment of excellent comedy from Wilders playing straight to eccentric scientist as Frankenstein and Boyle's well placed grunt and screams as the creation but Feldman as Igor really does steal ever scene he's in, it's a role you could say he was born to play and be remembered for. Brooks knowledge of the original classic is obvious and make's a memorable parody that becomes an instant comedy classic.
Excellent silly humour which still stands up today. But moreover, this is a great parody of Universal monster movies with the visual style wonderfully captured - exceptionally well lit! The great Gene Wilder should be remembered for his histrionic take on Dr Frankenstein instead of Willy Wonka....
"Could be worse. How? Could be raining." REWATCHED AND RE-LOVED. Yes, I could watch Young Frankenstein over and over and never get tired of it. Simply great. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1FLZPFI3jc Now, if you're blue And you don't know where to go to Why don't you go where fashion sits Puttin' on the Ritz Different types who wear a day coat Pants with stripes and cutaway coat Perfect fits Puttin' on the Ritz
While I don't personally consider this one of top ten comedies ever (or top twenty, for that matter), it does deserve its status as a classic. Successfully mimicking the style of Universal horror films, it has so many hilarious lines and scenes, and I still laugh at them after countless viewings. Plus, I would argue it has (outside of a Python film) the most brilliantly comedic ensemble cast ever assembled.