Presented by James M. Tate / 11/26/2015 / No comments / 2015 , daniel radcliffe , horror , james mcavoy , max landis , reboot
REVIEW OF VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN
|year: 2015 cast: James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe, Andrew Scott, Jessica Brown Findlay|
|Is it Alive?|
After so much running around and madly discussing science and creation, when the iconic Monster is finally unleashed, it's not only anti-climactic but a shame he's a climax at all since the boys (backed by a greedy young tycoon) spend so much time discussing what eventually winds up, despite being quite large, meaning very little overall. Guess that's why it's called VICTOR instead of just FRANKENSTEIN. Or perhaps I, IGOR would have fit best.
FRANKENSTEIN CANON TRIVIA: Peter Cushing played Frankenstein in the Hammer movies, Colin Clive in the earlier, original Universal double feature also including Dwight Frye called Fritz, not Igor, and starring Boris Karloff as the Monster while Christopher Lee was created by Cushing. Meanwhile Kenneth Branagh and Robert De Niro tried being closer to the source Mary Shelley novel many years later, and, like Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula, it turned out pretty bland.