Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Duration: 110 minutes
Personally I have been wanting a Frankenstein movie like this for several years! It also has several actors that I love seeing preform. You probably do as well if you recognize the faces from the movie poster but in case not those actors are Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy. You won’t be disappointment with them or any of the other actors in this great movie.
You may notice below that I rated this 4 out of 5 and that is for one big reason……this is not a horror movie! It is a drama through and through. Yes there is a killer monkey, Frankenstein, and exposed organs but these alone shouldn’t get this movie labeled as a horror. The gore is extremely tame since this movie is PG-13. Had they gone further with the gore to earn an R rating I wouldn’t argue about this label. The focus on this movie is about the creators of Frankenstein and their journey to building Frankenstein, who, spoiler, is only in the last 10 or 15 minutes of this movie. And I say this is a drama because each characters has their own trauma and personal issues to overcome throughout this brilliantly written tale.
I did love the creature design of Frankenstein. Lots of little details that really brought made his creation believable. I loved it so much you get an extra picture this blog so you can see for yourself the great design!
And you may not be surprised by this statement but I LOVED the costumes! The Victorian fashion was great in this move! As were the details in the sets! And the technology that was used in this movie was amazing and how I see technology (or the lack of technology) in that time period! It really felt like another place and time! I may or may not have steampunk inspuirarion for nurture costumes form this movie.
IMDB: 6 out of 10 at time of review
Amazon: 3.7 out of 5 at time of review. Available for streaming (purchase only)
Netflix: Not available
Mala’s Review: 4 out of 5