34. "I haven't seen the new one yet" In response to In response to 30 Wed Nov-02-05 09:46 PM by johnny_domino
and I like Gene Wilder a lot, or at least in those Mel Brooks comedies I do.
But I had read both books as a kid, multiple times, and was really disappointed when I saw it, that they turned it into a musical. And it's been a long time since I read either of the books, but I felt the movie didn't really get the tone or the nuances down either. So maybe it's just another example of the movie not being as good as the book, but I think it fits for this post too. And either way, that movie's only a cult classic, not "still fucking classic", imo.