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Old 10-19-09, 11:11 AM
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DVD Talk review of 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein' (Blu-ray)

I read Adam Tyner's DVD review of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=38633 and...thank you for pointing out everything I felt was wrong about this film! Nice to have someone agree with me! From the moment he's picked up off the ice by the ships captain, Branagh overacts. Sure there are some effective moments (the re-animated Helene Bonham Carter is one), but over all it is a mess.
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Thanks for reading, and thanks even more for agreeing!
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I haven't seen this movie since the theater, but I remember feeling much the same way. Branagh seems to be going for a tone of operatic melodrama, but way overdoes it into straight camp.

As for why the movie is called "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein," it was produced by Coppola and Zoetrope, who had just done "Bram Stoker's Dracula." These two were meant to be part of a series of classic monster revivals that petered out after this one's box office failure.
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Re: DVD Talk review of 'Mary Shelley's Frankenstein' (Blu-ray)

Originally Posted by Josh Z
As for why the movie is called "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein," it was produced by Coppola and Zoetrope, who had just done "Bram Stoker's Dracula." These two were meant to be part of a series of classic monster revivals that petered out after this one's box office failure.
That's a shame they didn't do anymore horror movies I would have eaten them up.

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