Not only poking fun at Star Wars, Spaceballs takes aim at the film industry as a whole in a clever spoof with every Mel Brooks signature.
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Although Mel Brooks refined his comedy style in time, The Producers is still one of the most inspired film comedies ever made.
While made in a less tumultuous world than the 1942 original, To Be or Not to Be is saved by its humor and universal message.
Saddles not only entertains as one of Hollywood's grandiose, loony comedies, it bonks people over the head with a reality we'd rather ignore and pretend didn't (or doesn't) happen.
Producers is loud. It screams into the camera, boisterous activity pouring from the script that can escape the confines of its lightly dated facade.
This page is a small deconstruction of the box set as whole since it can't be covered in the individual reviews.
The movie likely would have been green lit with only a single statement: “Mel Brooks plays Hitler.”
High Anxiety does not have its own identity, which is the likely source of its misguided tone.
The physicality of all involved is nothing short of brilliant, perfectly capturing the style and tone of the movies it is paying homage to, not spoofing.
The film chooses not to skewer the Star Wars films alone, but their industry impact.
The few laughs provided here are countered almost two to one with the groaners, a far cry from Brooks nearly unblemished filmography prior.
Jews in Space would undoubtedly be an epic, as the brief trailer shows us, yet here we wait nearly 30-years later and it has yet to happen.