Quick-Thoughts: Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles (1974)

Never in my life did I think that I would see a horse get sucker-punched in the face, but here we are folks.                          

Gene Wilder, economic dress-ups, momentary musical numbers, and try-hard meta gags. Darn, do I miss the sort of comedy that Mel Brooks used to produce in which movie after movie his #1 goal seemed as if it were to stretch the limitations on how inconceivably goofy a comedic motion picture could possibly be. 

It’s hard not to mention that Blazing Saddles’ ending is essentially just Monty Python and the Holy Grail’s ending but with ten times the chaos. It kind of makes you think, though, when you realize Blazing Saddles came out before Holy Grail. Hmm…

Verdict: B

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“Blazing Saddles” is now available to stream on YouTube, Vudu, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.

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