Wilder is a mad scientist who spends half his life in denial about his notorious ancestor, trying to convince everyone his name is pronounced Fronkonsteen, not Frankenstein. That is, until he discovers the methods behind his grandfather's ill-fated attempts at creating life, and sets about following in his steps. With the obligatory hunchbacked assistant at his side (complete with adjustable hump), Professor Frankenstein is in for quite a ride as he dons his goggles to bring the dead back to life. Hilarious stuff.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Dave Kernick
Frankenstien grandson goes back to Europe to study his granfathers work. He and his various assistants help to recreaate the monster.
The review of this Movie prepared by kaity loder
Along with "Blazing Saddles," this is Mel Brooks' best. Together with star Gene Wilder, Brooks concocted a loving yet hilarious tribute to the Frankenstein monster films, in which Frederick, a neurosurgeon and grandson of Victor Frankenstein, travels to Transylvania and decides to attempt to create life from dead tissue in his grandfather's "footshteps." Peter Boyle does a magnificent and feeling re-creation of the monster, Marty Feldman is a delightful servant-sidekick "Eye-gore," Kenneth Mars is a hilarious wooden-armed police inspector, and Teri Garr and Madeline Kahn provide goofy and sexy love interests. (Brooks appears vocally as the howl of a werewolf and the sound of a cat hit by a dart.) Many scenes from classic Frankenstein horror movies are directly parodied in the film (although there's nothing like creator and monster attempting "soft shoe" and singing "Puttin' On the Ritz" anywhere else in the world).
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
Wonderful Mel Brooks spoof of the Frankenstein monster story. Gene Wilder stars as the Grand-nephew of Dr. Frankenstien. He comes to Transylvania and accidentally stumbles on his private library detailing his construction of a monster, and thinks he can do it too.
The review of this Movie prepared by Joeli Jackson
Can any movie be funnier than Mel Brooks' “Young Frankenstein”? Certainly a classic in
its own right now, this black and whiter starring Gene Wilder will have even the most
sedate person in stitches. Wilder plays the nephew of the original Doctor Frankenstein who
travels back to Transylvania and quickly enough gets involved with the continuation of his
uncle's research of bringing dead matter back to life. Aptly supported by Marty Feldman,Teri Garr,
Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, and Peter Boyle (with a cameo appearance by
Gene Hackman as the blind man), this film rushes into its own kind of lunacy, a madness
that is ever so catching!
The review of this Movie prepared by Bill Hobbs