Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Reviews
The next big problem is, the logicial issue. Well, in a novel where a corpse was brought back to life, I don't expect much logic to be honest. But here I could see alot of plotholes, the monster for example knew many things, which it couldn't know if you look at the plot closely enough. Or even if, we didn't saw it, is it that hard to show this to us? The family was also fucking creepy, I felt like in a TV commercial for some outdoor stuff at the mountain scene. It wasn't really believeable, more like a false paradise to me. In the university it seemed a little bit too harsh, and at home a little bit too friendly for that time period. But well, the time setting was still pretty well handled if you ask me. I also admire how balanced the background places were, not too much of the castle, not too much of the university, I could make the list go on, and they always knew when it was the right time to make a change of place. It had a very good visual content in general, my eyes liked what they saw when looking at the landscapes. The beginning and ending scenes were simply epic.
this Review may Sound more harsh than it should, but I actually really enjoyed this movie. Sure, I mentioned enough Problems for others to hate it, but I personally know how to appreciate it.
Also that whole bit with her as a monster, oh god, please make it stop, that never happened, why are you making it happen, this isn't making the audience feel extra pathos, it's just make the audience yell WHY THE HELL ARE YOU DOING THIS WHEN YOU COULD BE USING SOME OF THE AWESOME DIALOGUE SHELLEY WROTE???
Or maybe that was just me, but either way, ugh. A shame, too, there was a hell of a lot of talent in this that never really went anywhere.
Still, the script does itself a serious disservice by twisting Victor into a romantic hero, safeguarding him from too much culpability or darkness. The inclusion of a tragic backstory is perhaps the biggest misstep; apparently a purely intellectual motivation for scientific advancement wasn't enough (Perhaps Branagh's "Isaac Newton" biopic would feature his wife's death as a result of being crushed by a falling apple tree?), but it feels incongruous with the actual story of "Frankenstein"-- especially as the story is never really sure if Victor is trying to create life or prevent death (which are two entirely different things).
An enjoyably earnest but seriously misguided adaption.