You should watch the films
Young Frankenstein and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein before answering.
Brooks’ and Branaugh’s
versions of Shelly’s novel were released 20 years apart. Young Frankenstein is
number 13 on the American Film Institute’s list of funniest movies, while Mary
Shelley’s Frankenstein has been roundly criticized for, among other things, not
being as true to the novel as its title advertises.
Why do you believe the
parodic version, beyond the fact that many just find it funny, remains more
popular than that which is far closer to Shelly’s original? Explain your answer
in a minimum of 500 words.