Monday, October 31, 2016

Victor Frankenstein on DVD

Victor Frankenstein
[DVD Victor] 

This 2015 film is an alternative take on the well-known Frankenstein storyline, as originall written by Mary Shelley. Instead of the focus being on Doctor Frankenstein directly, this film follows Daniel “Harry Potter” Radcliffe as Igor, who becomes Victor Frankenstein’s personal project first, and then his partner in experimentation later. The main leads — Radliffe, James McAvoy as Frankenstein, and Jessica Brown Findlay as Igor’s romantic interest, Lorelei — all give excellent performances. The production design, makeup and costumes are all top-notch, but I was somewhat disappointed in the modifications made to the basic storyline. Well done for what it is, but a bit off-putting to anyone who’s a fan of the original Shelley story.

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Victor Frankenstein web site ]

Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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