Frankenstein (Flick’s Review)

Posted on | November 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

5 Stars

A young scientist, Henry Frankenstein, tries to bring a dead man back to life by putting a brain into his head.  By mistake Frankenstein’s servant gets an abnormal brain.  Frankenstein’s creation is a large monster who doesn’t understand the difference between right and wrong.  After murdering several people, the monster is wanted by the townspeople.  Frankenstein realizes he has created something he cannot control.

James Whale has created a masterpiece.  But it is almost unfair to describe the film’s excellence by mentioning only one man.  Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, and Mae Clark lead a cast full of expressive actors.  I cannot compare Frankenstein to other horror films, because I haven’t seen them.  The film is not focused on blood and guts flying everywhere, instead Frankenstein contains a lively tale about love lost, treachery, villainy, misunderstanding, and dead people.  You will not forget this film.

My favorite character is Henry Frankenstein, because the way the character has a light and a dar side, I found very interesting.

My favorite scene is when you first see the monster, because the pacing is so well done, that the scene becomes suspenseful and terrifying.

Frankenstein is rated PG and I agree.

Director: James Whale

Produced: Carl Laemmle Jr.

Written by: Garrett Fort and Francis Edward Faragoh

Colin Clive: Henry Frankenstein
Mae Clarke: Elizabeth
John Boles: Victor Moritz
Boris Karloff: The Monster
Edward Van Sloan: Dr. Waldman
Frederick Kerr: Baron Frankenstein
Dwight Frye: Fritz
Lionel Belmor: The Burgomaster
Marilyn Harris: Little Maria


2 Responses to “Frankenstein (Flick’s Review)”

  1. Andrea Itkin
    November 21st, 2011 @ 7:42 am

    The townspeople made him into a monster. If they’d only been kind…

  2. flick
    November 22nd, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

    I did think this is one of the higher parts of the story, Frankenstein becoming a monster because of the way the townspeople treated him. Its a good moral: you should treat people the way you want to be treated/ if you treat other people badly there will be consequences (in this film more severe than usual). From flick

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