“Y” is for Young Frankenstein

source: movies.io
source: movies.io

Watched: April 27, 2015 on DVD

Hashtag: #WatchingYoungFrankenstein

Year Released: 1974

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Madeline Kahn

Run Time: 106 minutes

Description (from IMDb): Dr. Frankenstein’s grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad’s castle and repeats the experiments.

source: fuckyeahmelbrooks.tumblr.com
source: fuckyeahmelbrooks.tumblr.com

I had trouble finding a “Y” movie that I’d both heard of and hadn’t seen yet, so when I saw Young Frankenstein at the library, I decided to give Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder a second chance after the monstrosity that was The Producers.  After all, I LOVE Robin Hood: Men in Tights, which is Mel Brooks, too.

This movie was definitely more my speed, but I don’t think it was as good as Men in Tights.  There were certainly funny moments, but I think a lot of the humor was either over my head, or possibly just didn’t age well.  The song and dance in the gif above was my favorite part, with Madaline Kahn’s Bride of Frankenstein hair at the end being a close second.  I’d definitely watch again, and I have a feeling I’d get more of the humor out of it the second time around.

source: gifsoup.com
source: gifsoup.com

For more of my thoughts on this movie, follow me on Twitter @RLHammAuthor and search for #WatchingYoungFrankenstein


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