It’s good to be the king – of scattershot movie parodies.
Mel Brooks’ 1981 film “The History of the World Part I” hits Blu-ray for the first time this week, a not-so-subtle reminder of the comedy legend’s chops.
“History” is Brooks at his bipolar best, delivering classic bits one moment then stumbling over hopelessly stale gags the next.
But if you still can’t get “The Inquisition” number out of your head, then it’s time to revisit this R-rated romp.
“History” plays hopscotch over your kid’s social studies textbook, letting Brooks string a series of sketches together under one comic banner.
And as soon as you see Early Man in a pique of self stimulation you know Brooks is working Blu, or rather blue.
Read the full review at Hollywood in Toto.