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Plot: From the dawn of man to the distant future, mankind's evolution (or lack thereof) is traced. Often ridiculous but never serious, we learn the truth behind the Roman Emperor, we learn what REALLY happened at the Last Supper, the circumstances that surrounded the French Revolution, how to test eunuchs, and what kind of shoes the Spanish Inquisitor wore. Runtime: 92 mins Release Date: 11 Jun 1981
History of the World Part I man, I wish they had done a part II! is one of my all-time favorite comedies. In fact, this is my favorite Mel Brooks film.One of my favorite scenes is Mel Brooks as the King of France, playing chess with real people. He yells through a loudspeaker, Pawn jump Queen, Rook jump Queen, Bishop jump Queen...everybody JUMP Queen, well you get the idea! Then you see him on the very top of the pile. This gets me in stitches every time! In the same skit, Harvey Korman exclaims to the King, "you look like the pee sic boy." In which, Brooks says "and you <more>
look like a bucket of turd sic ." Of course, Brooks is also playing the pee sic boy, which is why there is a resemblance.The movie is a series of skits from the times of the caveman up to the French Revolution. The Roman Empire skit is also hilarious.Brooks' comedies are brilliant and this is one I highly recommend. I believe that ratings should be subject to what the film is trying to accomplish. This film wants you to laugh and have fun, and that is exactly what I do every time I see it. This is a film I can enjoy over and over again. Rating 10 of 10 stars.
I loved this movie! I wish he would make another one like it. I heard of a Part II but have never seen it. I actually watched this movie so much I can repeat it word for word almost as well as wore the movie out! The pair of Brooks and Kahn were the best I have ever seen. They have done some amazing scenes in numerous films and I would LOVE to see more of them together. If there is actually a book II I would buy it and numerous copies for my family and friends. It is a shame that some of the actors are no longer around to participate in another film for this. Almost every film I have viewed <more>
of Mr. Brooks has been, in my eyes, a hit! Thank you Mr. Brooks for creating laughter and happiness in the lives of my family and me for all those years.
This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite comedies of all time, coming as it does from Mel Brooks as it successfully skewers such movie staples as the big-budget epic, musicals and, of course, sequel-itis.Mel in my humble yet informed opinion has never been in better form during the '80s as he was here: lashing out in full force as writer, director and actor against the stoic straightness of history with a sardonic smile and twisted wit. He surrounds himself with a more-than-capable cast, including such mega-star comics as Caesar whose caveman seemed to develop all of man's <more>
first inventions all by himself , Kahn his eternal diva and a sassy diva at that , Greene pompous, puffed-up and ready to pop , DeLuise making slobbery a pure art form , Korman Hedley Lamaar in royal French garb - and still as funny , and even such loyal stand-bys as Carter, Murray, Milligan and DeLuca offer able-bodied support.But let's not forget Hines. In his first major motion picture role as Josephus, he shucks and jives, sand-dances and withstands the fiery dancing of Caledonia like a pro. Just an inkling of what his career had to offer later on, and a perfect calling-card for a future in show business.And the jokes! There are some classic Mel bits here that have stood the test of time and will continue to do so. Such classic bits as "The Inquisition", Comicus' first gig at Caesar's Palace, the Caveman's critique of that cave painting, "Count duh money, count duh money!", that obscene French chess game, even the coming attractions offer a few smiles.But how can anyone cite certain favorites? The whole movie is a grab bag of jokes, many off-color and sure to offend. As if Mel made "Blazing Saddles" to please everyone...yeah, right.In the end, "History" was the passing of an era, since Mel has made fewer movies as "R"-rated, raunchy, raucous, dis-respectful and belly-laughable as this one. He's still good, mind you, but just watch this one and see if you don't agree: what a wonderful "World".Ten stars and a true sense of "awww" for "History of the World, Part I". Just ask Mel, he'll tell you - it's good to be king.
Not my favorite Mel Brooks film, but still a classic (by Smells_Like_Cheese)
I think in some way you can just get a few laughs from the film. Sometimes you see jokes that get overused. Especially from Mel Brooks. While I admit that the guy is a genius, he can over do it with the jokes. But if you are a history nut, you'll find a lot of good humor in here. I think the reason why it has a rating lower than 7.0 is because most people don't get it. Besides the over used jokes, you get a few decent laughs out of this. I would recommend it for Mel Brooks fans. Otherwise, I'm not sure if anyone else would really enjoy it. At least by today's comedy level, <more>
it's a bit dull for others. Just try to have an open mind with it. You never know what you may find.9/10
Smutty, but a million times better than "The Producers" (by Vegie)
Quite possibly the most underrated comedy of all time. The only part which isn't funny is The Spanish Inquisition. My favourite bit?: The life size chess game in fact this whole segment is hilarious
Laughed all the way through. (by Peach-2)
I laughed all the way through this Mel Brooks film. This is Brooks last great film and there is something for everybody in it. I just wish he would make a Part 2.
Pretty good movie (by carlgt1)
This was actually a lot better than I expected. I'm more from a Monty Python humor background and some of the Mel Brooks humor is pretty campy and dated in a Marx Bros sense but it was still pretty darn good. It's hard not to like a guy who turns the Spanish Inquisition into a musical. I guess there's something for everyone to like and be offended by .
I'm Still Awaiting Part II and "Hitler on Ice" (by theowinthrop)
Mel Brooks did not invent the comedy spoof movie, but his best work "Blazing Saddles", "Young Frankenstein", "Dracula, Dead And Loving It", and "High Anxiety" certainly make the most of it - even if some of it gets rather too dirty literally dirty - "caca" dirty . "History Of The World" is a funny film, but it is not one of his best films. It looks like it was based on bits and pieces of ideas that could have been built up into separate movies: a film about the stone age, a film about the Roman Empire, a film about the French <more>
Revolution. I am sure that Brooks was inventive enough to have created three film spoofs, but for some reason he decided to just concentrate on pasting these mini-spoofs together.It has wonderful moments in it - some are thrown away. The four desperate refugees from the Roman Empire, followed by centurions, pray for a miracle. Suddenly they see an old man - Brooks dressed like Moses from an earlier sequence in the film . A river is parted like the Red Sea with "Moses" arms in the air. The refugees flee thanking God and Moses. In a moment we see there is a robber in back of "Moses" holding him up hence his arms in the air , and when the robber leaves the old man starts cursing him.Similar stuff is throughout the film typical of Brooks' inventiveness . After fleeing Rome, Brooks has reached Palestine and is the waiter serving the "Last Supper". Besides having a problem when he keeps saying "JEEZUS" causing John Hurt who is Christ to ask, "Yes?", there is the problem of the painting being done by Da Vinci Art Metrano , and how Brooks manages to get into the background of the masterpiece - holding his tray like a halo behind Hurt .Brooks uses a number of his regulars in the film: Madeline Kahn as the Empress Nympho, Dom DeLuis as the Emperor one could call him "piggy" after one particular comment about his eating habits , Harvey Korman as the foppish Count du Monet, Sid Caesar as a caveman who is full of awe. He was also lucky to have Gregory Hines, usually a dancer but here a strikingly breezy comic, and Orson Welles doing the narration properly note his voice's confusion at the start when describing the first heterosexual marriage, followed by the first homosexual one .The disjointed style is a minor problem in enjoying the film. Judging from the final scenes from the sequel, Brooks could have done a Viking movie, a skating film about Nazism, and a space musical about the Jews. Alas, only those scenes were ever shot. A second part might not have been a great film either, but it would have been quite as amusing.
Orson Wells, Mel Brooks , together it's sound crazy , but they are together, the humor is elaborated. The biographical humor should be used more often, Mel take the risk and made this classic, the movie could be longer, the end is too soon. Music, jokes,scenarios.The years may pass and I'm sure some day people will realize that this movie should be considered a Classic, the phrases are so memorable, Mel Brooks should consider doing the second part after all. Despite the humor with English phrases here in sound America the jokes are very hilarious.If you want some quick jokes, fun, <more>
musical, and a Script with enough risk to mess with everyone this is your movie.