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Frankenstein (2015)

A married couple of scientists create a modern-day monster.

Director:

Bernard Rose

Writers:

Bernard Rose, Mary Shelley (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Xavier Samuel ... Adam
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Elizabeth
Danny Huston ... Victor
Matthew Jacobs ... Dr. Marcus
Dave Pressler ... Dr. Pretorius
Peter Adrian Sudarso ... Guard 1 (as Peter Sudarso)
Steve Hart ... Guard 2
Mckenna Grace ... Molly (as McKenna Grace)
Rob Mars ... Officer Crawford
Ron Roggé ... Officer Woodcock
Myke Michaels ... Vigilante Mob 1
Christopher David Christopher David ... Vigilante Mob 2
Mary Gallagher ... Amy Johnson
John Lacy ... Mark Rubin
Jeff Hilliard Jeff Hilliard ... Officer Banks
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Storyline

Set in present day Los Angeles and told entirely from the perspective of the Monster. After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.

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Man is the true monster.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and gore, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 2015 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein - Das Experiment See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The MPAA number at the end of the film (#47714) is the same on both "Frankenstein" (2015) and "The Place Beyond The Pines" (2012). See more »

Connections

Version of The Wide World of Mystery: Frankenstein: Part 2 (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Mannish Boy
Written by Melvin London, Bo Diddley (as Elias McDaniel) and Muddy Waters (as McKinley Morganfield)
Performed by Tony Todd
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Do Monsters Dream of Petting Dogs?
18 February 2016 | by in1984See all my reviews

6.75 of 10. Frankenstein zombie or Frankenstein clone? It's definitely not Frankenstein robot. Nonetheless, it feels like a horror story inspired by Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - or at least the the question, not the more developed Blade Runner adaptation.

It's better than any of the film/TV versions of Frankenstein. Rather than trying to stay literal to a story we know is, at least technically, nonsense, it pursues a more realistic though still at the moment purely sci-fi angle.

What makes the film engaging beyond the slightly revised plot setup is the pacing and the thoughtful adaptation and fitting in of the book characters that interact with "Monster". What makes it less engaging is the narration. By the end it feels like a setup for either a TV series or a sequel or 2 rather than a complete story.


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