Jason's Review of Young Frankenstein
On the suggestion of @FilmScene Podcast, I checked this out from the library. While it's not my favorite Mel Brooks movie, it definitely has some great moments. Young Dr. Frankenstein (not pronounced the same as his grandfather, Victor's last name) is a well-known scientist and professor at an esteemed university in America. It is discovered that he inherits his grandfather's castle in Transylvania. Filmed in glorious black & white, and hammed up with overacting and a blaring score, this is a great send up of the classic monster genre of the 1950s. Gene Wilder is a perfect fit for the young scientist unwilling to accept his destiny. In my opinion, though, Mary Feldman's performance as his assistant Igor steals the show...that is until Peter Boyle shows up. I highly recommend this, especially if you enjoyed Blazing Saddles or The Producers. Fun and great Halloween movie that I think is relatively safe for kids, too.