In 1794, in the Arctic Sea, Captain Robert Walton is a man obsessed to reach the North Pole, pushing his crew to exhaustion. When his ship hits an iceberg, it is stranded in the ice. Out of the blue, Captain Walton and his men overhear a dreadful cry and they see a stranger coming to the ship. He introduces himself as Victor Frankenstein and he tells the Captain the story of his life since he was a little boy in Geneva. Victor is a barilliant student, and in love with his stepsister Elizabeth, an orphan that was raised by his father Baron Victor von Frankenstein. In 1793, Victor moves to Ingolstadt to study at the university, and he promises to get married to Elizabeth. At the university, Victor befriends Henry Clerval, who becomes his best friend. Victor gets close to Professor Waldman and decides to create life to cheat death, but Waldman advises him that he should not try this experiment, since the result would be an abomination. When Waldman dies, Victor steals his notes and tries...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This movie takes place in 1773, 1785, 1788, 1793, and 1794. See more »
After Elizabeth lights herself on fire and runs down the hallway, she jumps off the staircase to the landing below. As she is falling towards the floor, you can see the floor is darkened with "soot" in the exact spot she is about to land before she hits. This shows evidence of previous takes but the floor was not cleaned between takes revealing the already scorched floor. See more »
Robert DeNiro starts off as a Long John Silver type character and ends up a revengeful maffiosi type Frankenstein. "Frankenstein..Revenge!" -I knew he was going to say that. I was embarrassingly the only one laughing in the audience especially when frank uses a meat cleaver for his "operations" and those stitches - monty pythonesque plastic surgeon. The floating/rotating camera-work is annoying and in most scenes people seem to be always running and dashing around the place. Also some of the dialogue "These people of which I am comprised"- very funny. I would love to see the out-takes of this film as Kenneth Branagh had apparently found it hard to keep a straight face and was laughing at DeNiro all the time.
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