Blazing Saddles Reviews
''Blazing Saddles'' (1974) is no different. It is racist, offensive, it doesn't have a lot of classy polish, its structure is a total mess, the story line is pretty shaky. But damn, this movie is one hilarious film. I was gasping for air throughout the whole film because i was laughing constantly. The writing is excellent, the dialogue on point and the story is brilliantly hilarious. The performances are incredible, every actor (even the minor ones) have impeccable comedic timing which is one of many things that make this movie excellent.
The story is fantastic, and it is something you would think, no one would think off. In this rfilm a greedy land developer named Hedley greases palms of insane an insane governor (beautifully portrayed by Mel Brooks himself, easily the funniest performance out of everyone in the film) to induce his help to snatch land to build Hedley's railroad. A key piece of land, Rock Ridge, is a town where everyone seems to be named Johnson, all deeply entrenched in the town. The governor tries to help Hedley rid himself of the townspeople; first, he appoints black sheriff Bart for Rock Ridge. Next, Hedley sics Lili von Shtupp, "Teutonic Twit" on Bart. With the help of his sidekick, The Waco Kid, Bart fights for his new town. But, the politicos fight back. (The last 20 minutes, are so meta, and self referential, it could be distracting for some (me in the beginning) but hilarious to most. (me in the end)
All in all, ''Blazing Saddles'' is a hilarious movie and a masterpiece in the genre of comedy. No matter what your opinion/prejudice is of the movie, you're unlikely to be bored.