When I first heard there was a Frankenstein movie I was very excited. Frankenstein was the second classic that I read outside of schooling and I loved it!I felt Mary Shelley did a great job and also learned that a lot of what is said about the monster Frankenstein is not true. My whole idea of what the story was about was wrong.While I don’t blame anyone for my ignorance, I was disappointed that such a beautiful story was not known by many because of Hollywood attempting to make it out to be something else. 30 seconds into the newest trailer and my excitement died away.
In my opinion, the movie is Frankenstein done wrong. They portray Victor as this mad scientist who is making a continuous flow of grotesque creatures. Igor initially has a hunched back, but Victor fixes it and it allows him to stand up straight. Finally the monster is literally a monster who is on a killing spree without thought. I had hopes that it would be like the newest The Great Gatsby Film, which I have reviewed and loved. I thought they would modernize the original story a bit to have it appeal to the newest generation. I was wrong.
My problem with this is that, I am not saying all, many young adults tend to take what they see in the movies and apply it as truth. I know I was shocked by my ignorance on the true story, I would imagine other youngsters would be too. Apparently, the director said the original tale is “as dull as dishwater”. Well with that kind of attitude towards a classic work no wonder he felt the need to make a mockery of its beauty. Although it may be mean to say, but I was glad to see that many of the top critics found this movie to be a horrible retelling and not doing the original work justice. As of right now, I don’t think I could bring myself to watch this movie.
*** I in no way mean to offend anyone who has seen the movie or thinks that it looks good. This is all based on my own opinion and thoughts. I am just very passionate about things like this. ***
Has anyone seen Victor Frankenstein, if so what did you think? What did you think of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein?