Movie Monday: Robin Hood Men in Tights

This week for Movie Monday I’m back with another favorite of mine. It’s Robin Hood Men in Tights!

Plot Synopsis: Robin of Loxley, is captured during the Crusades and is imprisoned at Khalil Prison in Jerusalem. With the help of fellow inmate Asneeze, who was arrested for jaywalking, he escapes and frees the other inmates. Robin is asked by Asneeze to find his son, Ahchoo back in England….

Plot: Yeah this is obviously another Mel Brooks production if you couldn’t tell from the picture above. So if you were expecting seriousness and solemnity you’re going to be really disappointed. However if you enjoy laughing almost constantly then, you’ll find Men in Tights to be pretty freaking hilarious.

Characters: The cast is great, and fun fact it features Dave Chappelle in his first ever Film performance. I didn’t know that this was the case, until I read it on the movie’s Wikipedia page. However my favorite character, other than Robin who is played by Cary Elwes of Princess Bride fame, is Blinkin. Blinkin is played by Mark Blankfield, and does an awesome job. The entire cast is truly excellent however and you’ll see lots of pretty famous faces.

Cinematography: Being a Mel Brooks film it’s not so much about the special effects as it is the script, that being said it was pretty good.

Musical Score: It was pretty fitting to the movie and that’s all I’ll say on the subject.

Overall: If you haven’t seen this movie, you ought to.

For those who like: Mel Brooks Films, Laughing, Comedy, Robin Hood, Mythology, Excellent Cast, Fantastic Script.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but how can you hate that?

Movie Monday: Young Frankenstein

This week for Movie Monday I’m covering another work from my favorite director. It’s Young Frankenstein!

Plot Synopsis: Dr. Frederick Frankenstein is a lecturing physician at an American medical school and engaged to the tightly wound socialite Elizabeth. He becomes exasperated when anyone brings up the subject of his grandfather Victor Frankenstein, the infamous mad scientist; to dissociate himself from his forebear, Frederick insists that his surname is pronounced ‘Fronkensteen’. When a solicitor informs him that he has inherited his family’s estate in Transylvania after the death of his great-grandfather, the Baron Beaufort von Frankenstein, Frederick travels to Europe to inspect the property.

Plot: The plot is pretty good, although if you are expecting anything really serious you’re going to be sorely disappointed. That said there is some some adult themes in this, so children probably shouldn’t watch this.

Characters: The entire cast is amazing, though Gene Wilder as Frederick really steals the show in my opinion. That being said Igor is also pretty freaking hilarious. “Didn’t you used to have that on the other side?”.

Cinematography: This is done in black and white as a nod to the old Frankenstein films, which Young Frankenstein takes many inspirations from.

Music: The music is, as one might expect from a Mel Brooks film, spot on. That’s all I’ll say on the subject.

Overall: A must watch movie.

For those who like: Comedies, Mel Brooks, Spoofs, Hilarity, Awesome Plot, Fantastic Cast of Characters, Great Cinematography, Excellent Musical Score.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but how can you hate all that?