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Otter
01-19-2010, 08:26 AM
I'm curious where planeteers rate this movie on a scale of 1 to 5.

This weekend is the second time I watched this and I've again come to to the same conclusion: bleh! Everyone I talk to gives this film rave reviews but me. I feel like a red headed step child when it comes to this movie.

The only part I found funny was the "Puttin' on the Ritz" scene.

The poll is private, please take a moment to rate this movie if you've seen.

BillSelfsTrophycase
01-19-2010, 08:32 AM
What Knockers!

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Stinger
01-19-2010, 08:38 AM
4.5 out of 5 ........ I love the movie .... slower Mel Brooks movie but great cast what has a lot of understated comedy and comedic value. Plus Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, and Madalin Kahn are hillarious. Peter Boil's expressions, a young Terry Garr, and Gene Wilder is briliant.

"Frau Blücher!!!!!!!!!"

Damn Your Eyes!!!!
To Late ...........

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Frazod
01-19-2010, 09:02 AM
I enjoyed it, but it's not one of my favorites. I'd give it a 3. I don't have it in my collection.

I know I'll get poo-poo'd for this by the FilmSnobs, but my favorite Mel Brooks movie is Spaceballs.

Brock
01-19-2010, 09:05 AM
Great movie. At least I thought so when I was 9.

Amnorix
01-19-2010, 09:07 AM
I give it a solid four. It's not guffaw funny, but it's ridiculously quotable, which greatly elevates it in my eyes and with my friends. I can reel off 5 or 10 quotes without even thinking about it, and could probably come up with another 10 with a few minutes thought.

I'm not a FilmSnob, and agree with Frazod on Spaceballs being my favorite Mel Brooks movie.

cdirty
01-19-2010, 10:24 AM
4.5/5

mel brooks is the man.

Deberg_1990
01-19-2010, 10:27 AM
My fave Brooks flick will always be Blazing Saddles.

CosmicPal
01-19-2010, 10:35 AM
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You know, I'm a rather brilliant surgeon. Perhaps I can help you with that hump.
Igor: What hump?

KJROD20
01-19-2010, 11:22 AM
My fave Brooks flick will always be Blazing Saddles.

I always go Spaceballs first, then Blazing Saddles, then Robin Hood Men in Tights.

gblowfish
01-19-2010, 11:25 AM
Gene Hackman as the blind monk was a great cameo.
I think you have to see the old Frankenstein movies from the 1940's to appreciate this movie to the utmost.

And yes, Mel Brooks IS the MAN!

vailpass
01-19-2010, 11:26 AM
Abby Normal FTW!

MOhillbilly
01-19-2010, 11:34 AM
dry comedy & slapstick its what i likes.

Agent V
01-19-2010, 11:37 AM
Igor biting the fox scarf is one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

QuikSsurfer
01-19-2010, 11:41 AM
What hump?

pr_capone
01-19-2010, 11:43 AM
The movie is a 3.5 for me. I love Mel Brooks but prefer History of the World Part I and Robin Hood Men in Tights to YF.

Buddy Rich
01-19-2010, 12:04 PM
I'll give it a 3. Blazing Saddles is my favorite.

Zebedee DuBois
01-19-2010, 12:06 PM
I gave it a four.
My theory on Mel Brooks movies is that the first couple of his movies you see will be your favorites. At some point the schtick, while still funny in a comfortable way, becomes predictable and not as rewarding - sort of like your fourth chocolate malt.

For me, Young Frank was my first Mel Brooks movie. I saw it when I was in the prime of my life, with some of the best friends I ever had. When Gene Hackman poured soup in the monsters lap, I literally was laughing my way out of my seat. I love this movie. My upper echelon MB movies are Young Frankenstien, Blazing Saddles, History of the World - Part One, and High Anxiety.

You take the blond. I'll take the one in the turban."

Mr. Laz
01-19-2010, 12:14 PM
What Knockers!

http://thumbnails.hulu.com/9/986/32417_512x288_generated__heA6gzysa0S1JW52E-AnBw.jpg
immediately what came to mind when i saw the thread title.


what are the odds? :fire:

Dartgod
01-19-2010, 12:27 PM
SEDA-GIVE?

Deberg_1990
01-19-2010, 12:30 PM
Kind of sad what became of Terri Garr. She was hot back in da day.

CosmicPal
01-19-2010, 01:06 PM
Kind of sad what became of Terri Garr. She was hot back in da day.

What became of her? Other than the fact she's in her mid-to-late sixties now.

Frazod
01-19-2010, 01:18 PM
What became of her? Other than the fact she's in her mid-to-late sixties now.

She's 63, according to IMDb. She got old and put on some weight.

Happens to the best of us. :sulk:

Deberg_1990
01-19-2010, 01:21 PM
What became of her? Other than the fact she's in her mid-to-late sixties now.

She developed MS. (Multiple sclerosis) Shes been on Letterman a few times to tell the world about it.

Frazod
01-19-2010, 01:22 PM
She developed MS. (Multiple sclerosis) Shes been on Letterman a few times to tell the world about it.

Did not know that.

JD10367
01-19-2010, 04:53 PM
Great movie. At least I thought so when I was 9.

That's actually a good point. You have to take the movie in the context of when it was made. And, considering its age, it holds up well. So much of the stuff from the 70s and 80s I watch and go, "Really? We thought this was good?"

In terms of Mel Brooks films, it's not quite "Blazing Saddles" but it's better than "History Of The World Part I". But even bad Mel Brooks is pretty good...

thurman merman
01-19-2010, 09:21 PM
zzzz

DBOSHO
01-19-2010, 10:25 PM
MMMMMMM!!!!

"oh, do you like it?"

DaneMcCloud
01-19-2010, 10:35 PM
5/5

It's an excellent parody of the incredibly successful horror films of the 30's (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein and Dracula), it's very funny and the casting is perfect.

Peter Boyle and Cloris Leachman were absolutely brilliant.

As was Madeline Kahn.

DBOSHO
01-19-2010, 11:13 PM
5/5

It's an excellent parody of the incredibly successful horror films of the 30's (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein and Dracula), it's very funny and the casting is perfect.

Peter Boyle and Cloris Leachman were absolutely brilliant.

As was Madeline Kahn.

No love for wilder?

DaneMcCloud
01-19-2010, 11:26 PM
No love for wilder?

He was the least memorable member of the cast.

By no means am I stating that he wasn't excellent, it's just that Boyle and Khan and Leachman outshone the rest.

Deberg_1990
01-20-2010, 07:10 AM
Wilder was a really, funny talented guy.

Otter
01-20-2010, 08:08 AM
Well I guess I'm one of outcasts on this one across the board and not just in my little movie circle.

I loved "Blazing Saddles" and "Spaceballs" but this one just doesn't ring my bell for some reason. It's kinda weird too because one of the best laughs I had in movies was in "Dr. Strangelove" when the president yells "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!".

Not that they're related but the humor is of the same vein. Oh well, next time this ones up for movie night I'll sit at home and play L4D or something.

Thanks for the input.

Saccopoo
01-20-2010, 01:00 PM
I enjoyed it, but it's not one of my favorites. I'd give it a 3. I don't have it in my collection.

I know I'll get poo-poo'd for this by the FilmSnobs, but my favorite Mel Brooks movie is Spaceballs.

Poo-poo.

Worst Brooks movie. Ever. Worse than Robin Hood - Men in Tights. (Spaceballs, not the superb Young Frankenstein, with it's dead pan slapstick dialog, innuendo, homage to and faithfulness to the camp of early "monster movies" is one of Brooks finest efforts.)

HC_Chief
01-20-2010, 01:20 PM
1974 was great for Mel Brooks: Young Frankenstein AND Blazing Saddles came out that year. Two classics IMHO

Red Brooklyn
01-20-2010, 01:47 PM
Well I guess I'm one of outcasts on this one across the board and not just in my little movie circle.

I loved "Blazing Saddles" and "Spaceballs" but this one just doesn't ring my bell for some reason. It's kinda weird too because one of the best laughs I had in movies was in "Dr. Strangelove" when the president yells "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!".

Not that they're related but the humor is of the same vein. Oh well, next time this ones up for movie night I'll sit at home and play L4D or something.

Thanks for the input.
How many of Brooks's other films had you seen before you saw YF?

I've noticed that my friends who don't like the movie saw it well after many of his other works. So the jokes feel stale/overdone and the pace seems slow and awkward.

Frazod
01-20-2010, 03:48 PM
Poo-poo.

Worst Brooks movie. Ever. Worse than Robin Hood - Men in Tights. (Spaceballs, not the superb Young Frankenstein, with it's dead pan slapstick dialog, innuendo, homage to and faithfulness to the camp of early "monster movies" is one of Brooks finest efforts.)

Meh. I'm a space-based sci-fi nerd at heart. Spaceballs rules.

What's your name?

Barf.

No, your full name.

Barfalomew!

How can you not love that? LMAO

Demonpenz
01-21-2010, 01:07 PM
funny she doesn't look drewish

Demonpenz
01-21-2010, 01:08 PM
Spaceballs I haven't seen for a decade or so but man i just crack up thinking about it

COMB THE DESERT


WE AIN'T FOUND SHEET

KJROD20
01-21-2010, 02:50 PM
I bet she gives great helmet.

kysirsoze
01-21-2010, 03:03 PM
5. Definitely in my top 5 favorite comedies of all time.

Dartgod
01-21-2010, 03:43 PM
Blazing Saddles
Spaceballs
Young Frankenstein

The only Mel Brooks movies in my collection, although I wouldn't mind having History of the World, Part I

HC_Chief
01-22-2010, 09:05 AM
Blazing Saddles
Spaceballs
Young Frankenstein

The only Mel Brooks movies in my collection, although I wouldn't mind having History of the World, Part I

"It's good to be the king"

Pioli Zombie
01-23-2010, 06:17 AM
Puttin on the Ritz is one of top scenes in comedy history.
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Stewie
01-23-2010, 06:34 AM
Classic Brooks. I love this movie.

Madeline Kahn is one of my all time favorite actresses.

Oh, you men are all alike. Seven or eight quick ones and then you're out with the boys to boast and brag

Blazing Saddles is a close second, but the ending lowers it a notch. Winding up on a movie set is just out of sync.

Baby Lee
01-23-2010, 07:36 AM
Classic Brooks. I love this movie.

Madeline Kahn is one of my all time favorite actresses.

Oh, you men are all alike. Seven or eight quick ones and then you're out with the boys to boast and brag

Blazing Saddles is a close second, but the ending lowers it a notch. Winding up on a movie set is just out of sync.

Oh Come ON!!!

Throw out your hands
Stick Out your tush
Hands on you hips
Give 'Em a Push!!

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Now I'm off to get a shitload of dimes.

Pioli Zombie
01-23-2010, 06:16 PM
Blazing Saddles is #1. YF a close second
"What in the Wide World of Sports is going on here? I'm just trying to get some track laid and I come back and you're dancing around like a bunch of Kansas City faggots"
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sd4chiefs
01-23-2010, 08:58 PM
I liked Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein but I thought Spaceballs was the worst movie every made.