Welcome to THE NEW AND IMPROVED LRM Ranks It! This is the video feature where two LRM writers share their personal rankings for various properties! Be it comic book movies or Star Wars-related, you’d better believe we have opinions on what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s best.
Mel Brooks is a comedy genius. Despite only having directed 11 movies, the man has left a lasting impression in the world of film. Almost every geek on earth knows and loves Spaceballs and there would be no parody films without Blazing Saddles. Okay, maybe you could consider Abbott and Costello to have made spoof films, but Scary Movie owes a lot of its ability to exist to Mel Brooks.
It’s hard to see a lot of his films being made today due to a cultural shift, but context is everything and these movies are too funny to pass up. No genre was safe from Mr. Brooks as he tackled westerns, science-fiction, romance, and more. He never shied away from musical numbers either. Brooks often worked with actress Madeline Khan and actor Gene Wilder who both have an extensive history in film. If you have never seen a Mel Brooks film there’s no better place to get some suggestions than LRM Ranks It.
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