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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great Movie!

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstien is one of my favorite books. This movie definitely showcases the book well. Of course there could be changes but that's most if not all books turned into movies. The whole cast does a very good job. If you love the book you need to watch this movie. If you have only seen the old Frankenstien please watch this to see what the real Frankenstien is like. If you end up liking this movie please buy the book because it is a classic.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Book to Film

    This movie presents one of the few yet delightful occasions in which the movie remains (for the most part) true to the novel, as well as an even rarer event in which the movie is (for lack of a more descriptive term) better than the novel. The movie script seems to be taken directly from the text of the book, and transformed into a concise, thrilling, and fully functional visual presentation of Mary Shelley's original work (also partially in thanks to the spectacular performances by Kenneth Branaugh, Helena Bonham Carter, and Robert De Niro.) Being a fan Branaugh and Carter, great literary works, and mild horror, this film caught my attention and held it so well that I watched it twice in one night and again a few days later. Anyone who is a fan of the novel, but finds it a bit too loquacious would absolutely love this movie.
    Again, as an advocate of staying true to original novels, I was thoroughly delighted at the work of these filmmakers, so kudos to you. I had not seen such a wonderful book-to-film job since "The Crucible".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very Faithful, Star-Studded Adaptation Of The Novel. Kenneth Branagh At His Best. Recommended For English Classes.

    Kenneth Branagh ("Henry V," "Dead Again," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Hamlet," "Love's Labour's Lost") directs and stars as the "Mad" Victor Frankenstein obsessed with creating life. As with his other movies, he assembles an all-star cast (Robert DeNiro and Tom Hulce, among others) and delivers a faithful rendition of the novel. Fans of the 1931 classic starring Boris Karloff will find plenty to quibble about. So far, it is the only film version to stay true to the novel (despite minor plot changes and an excellent twist, which only serve to enhance the novel's original scope). Recommended for English classes. "Hannibal" is more violent than this film (the violence in this film [and "Bram Stoker's Dracula"] is tame, compared to today's films, excluding "The Passion Of The Christ," which is just as good). Rated PG for some violence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An excellent rendition of a literary classic

    Alhough I'm not partial to most commercial cinema, I found this film to be immensely enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Why do you people hate this movie?

    This is probably the best Frankenstein movie I have ever seen. I think this movie because it follows the book (Mary Shelley's Frankenstein) unlike Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, both which just took main elements of the book and came up with new stuff that wasn't in the book (like the giant windmill)and went on from there. Robert DeNiro is a pretty good Frankenstein's monster though he is no Boris Karloff. Kenneth Branagh is great as Victor Frankenstein and you really can't take your eyes off the beautiful Helena Bonham Carter. This movie also has beautiful settings and scenery. Just give this movie a chance and I guarantee you probably will not regret it.

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