Transylvania 6-5000 Reviews
- Just watched this again...I quite enjoyed it, it's a lot of fun for classic horror fans... Check it out.
- Another one from my childhood, not great, but it is fun. Excellent cast...
Two reporters are sent to Transylvania to find Frankenstein for a story. If they don't uncover a story, they will be fired. Once they arrive in Transylvania, they quickly meet the mayor, who just happens to own the hotel they are staying in. Quickly, one of the reporters begins to start believing in the monsters, while the other just wants a beautiful woman he met there. Things do become increasingly strange though, as a police inspector and the mayor act very weird about a certain doctor who has had his license revoked.
There are some things to like about the film. For one, Geena Davis's chest and legs. Two, Jeff Goldblum. Three, the movie has a certain appeal to it that I can't describe. It feels like I should have been having more fun then I was. I guess that is a compliment. Other than those though, the movie was just a stupid piece throwaway entertainment. Ultimately, I've had much worse times watching movies, so I won't be too hard on it.
I think the whole production was coked out of their gourd, it wanted to be a Mel Brooks film (directed by a writer of a few of Brooks' films), but was void of laughter. I did, however, grin at Dr. Malaragua's (Joseph Bologna) antics and Kramer's leg gag. Geena Davis' costume was quite titillating as well.
I'm not quite sure what to think of this really, straight away its clear this is a low budget silly film which isn't suppose to be taken seriously and REALLY looks like its trying to be another 'Young Frankenstein'. Unfortunately it fails pretty badly with a serious lack of laughs and a huge amount of embarrassingly poor visual gags and prat falls.
Looking back now it looks hella shit of course haha really low budget with no special effects and hardly any set work either. The only thing going for it is the genuine use of Yugoslavian location work, they went all that way to make this?!!.
I'm still not so sure what on earth it was all about really, just a couple reporters looking for classic monsters in modern day (at the time) Transylvania. They manage to find all manner of weird locals and possible ghouls but all is not what it seems, so it seems. The whole thing is really pretty pointless to be honest, not funny, not very atmospheric and not exciting or engaging. The only thing is the impressive cast that weren't back then of course.
It really does feel like a poor mans 'Young Frankenstein' with Joseph Bologna doing his best 'Dr Fronk-en-steen' type impression, Michael Richards AND John Byner doing their best 'Igor' type impressions, Jeff Goldblum didn't need to be here at all and neither did Jeff Jones. On the plus side Geena Davis looks young and hot as the nymphomaniac vampire, best thing in the film!.
The films poster is much more creepy, kooky and fun looking, false advertising there, a spoof which isn't funny, hmmm not good that. Bit of a throw away trashy 'horror comedy' that I thought might be an old forgotten gem...but it isn't.
I will just say it's more of a cover up film that anything. By the time any 'monsters' hit the screen, it's already an hour into it. And the ending will probably anger some.
Michael Richards' over acting is horrible here.
The best thing in this movie is Geena Davis' sexy costume and cleavage. The rest of the film is boring and unfunny. A great cast is very much wasted.