Mel Brooks has always been the master of satire. From classic comedy ventures like The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and Men in Tights, he has always managed to tickle my funny bone. But one film in particular always got the giggles out of me more than any other, because it melded my favorite movie with his comedic skills. That was Spaceballs.
This is a comical take on the classic story of Frankenstein’s monster. Here it is perpetuated though his Grandson and told to us by comic legend Mel Brooks, in what I consider to be his finest work.
This 1974 masterpiece of ‘horror spoofed comedy’ predates Scary Movie by more than 25 years, and is easily a funnier film. The more subtle jokes were mixed nicely with the slapstick aspects of the movie creating a pleasing flow. It was sharply written and perfectly executed, and the all-star ensemble is brilliantly cast.
Especially Teri Garr