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A Film Review For Mary Shelly's Frankenstein

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Film Review on `Mary Shelly's Frankenstein'

Film Review on `Mary Shelly's Frankenstein'

Mary Shelly's Frankenstein is a tragedy and horror film directed by Kenneth Branagh with Robert De Niro starring the Creature, Kenneth Branagh starring Victor Frankenstein and Helena Bonham Carter starring Elizabeth. It is an adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.

Victor Frankenstein was a scientist who was obsessed with conquering death after losing his mother. He succeeded in his quest to create new life from the corpse. The Creature was revolting and he was tragically aware of the effect he had brought on others so he ran off. He had made an attempt to get on with a family; however, it turned out that he scared them off. He survived in great despair and loneliness. At last, he chose to have vengeance on his creator who abandoned him.

There is a deviation from the original book and that is the creation of the monster bride. In the novel, the Creature requests Victor Frankenstein to fashion a monster woman for him. Victor agreed reluctantly but he destroyed the creature right before he was to breathe life into it. However, in the film, he carried out his plan only after the Creature murdered Elizabeth on their wedding night by thrusting his hand into her chest and ripping out her heart. It becomes the climax of the whole film and at the same time, it makes the film dramatic.

Robert De Niro stars as the Creature in the movie and he is the most impressive actor among all. Being trapped in a grown up body, he reflects the inner world of an innocent infant, especially the feeling of being rejected. He yawns for love and compassion and it really touches my heart. Another remarkable actor is Kenneth Branagh who...

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