My Second Marx Brothers Film — 5 years ago
I watched Duck Soup a couple of months back and enjoyed it a lot, it felt like experimental filmmaking – very different from anything you would see made today. A Night at the Opera is much more mainstream in comparison, and honestly I think I enjoyed it much more because of that – isn’t that sad? I think what made the most difference was the amount of screen time for Groucho, who I think works better if he isn’t in every scene. I liked the musical interludes, especially Chico and Harpo’s performances on the ship. Overall, watch Duck Soup if you want to witness genius, watch this film if you want to laugh.