Sunday, March 13, 2016

Frankenstein meets the Wolfman review

This was so much fun to watch.  I hadn't seen it in years, but really enjoyed it.  I was very impressed by the quality of the actors, along with the sets and music.  It's not much of a Frankenstein movie, far more of a Wolfman vehicle, which is fine.  It's too bad that the Monster's dialog was all cut from the movie, since Lugosi gets a bad rap for his potrayal of the creature and it's not really his fault that the monster is portrayed as a lumbering brute, when his blindess from the previous movie should have been at least mentioned, not to mention the new brain he was given.

And since Bela played Lugosi in the previous sequel, and Lon played the monster...  That's fun for nerds.  It was also great seeing real miniatures, but Castle Frankenstein has more lives than a cat.  Who rebuilds it?  I wonder if people seeing the end thought "hmm, there are no bodies, I bet there will be a sequel before long"? 

I really liked Chaney's performance- he always took his role seriously as Talbot, and he brought the right amount of pathos to a man who just wanted to die to stop his curse.  I still wonder how science would have stopped a supernatural curse, because there's only one way to kill a werewolf.

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