Reviews: History Of The World Part I

Possibly Brook\'s best work...

I know many people loved Blazing Saddles, and I did too, but I really have a soft spot for Hot WP 1.

It's easily Brook's most quotable work, and that's saying something. The setups are insanely hilarious, the songs earworms, and the acting by a long list of now-Comedy-Gods is flat out stellar. The plot is nonexistant - it's just a series of vignettes. But who cares. It's a 2 hour laughfest

The IMBD rating of 6.9 is criminally low, and I can only attribute this to people far too young to get the 1970s pastiche. Or, more likely, they don't understand how much of modern comedy movies was first done here (or, maybe more accurately, first PERFECTED here).

And I know that Brooks didn't intended to do a Part 2, but I've always hoped.....
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