Saturday, 5 December 2015

Film Review: Victor Frankenstein (2015)

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The new film Victor Frankenstein re-tells the story of an old classic about a radical scientist (Frankenstein) and his surgeon partner (Igor) who ultimately create a monster as a result of experimenting between life and death.
I thought the film followed the story of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein very well, but I feel as though every re-telling of the story will be the same for every film, because you can't dramatically change any events from a classic story book. So, I left the cinema feeling like this was just an average film and did not have a lot to say about it really because if you know the story of Frankenstein, then this film is pretty much going to be the same story line.

Also, I was not quite so sure about Daniel Radcliffe's acting as Igor Strausman, as I just found it strange to see him play this sort of character and could not make my mind up whether I liked it or not. However, I did think James McAvoy played Victor Frankenstein quite well, and he even had me giggling at some of his insane and radical moments that is typical of his character.

Next, the special effects of this film were really good, and even quite gruesome especially in regards to the experiments that the partners were performing in order to create their monster in the end. In my opinion, this film is a good modern day re-telling of the classic book with up-to-date special effects, but did not really have the 'wow' factor. However, my opinion cold be a little harsh as I have already mentioned you can't really do a lot more if you're re-telling the same story as others have done before.

I know that there are many mixed reviews about this film, but I do not think it was that bad so I will rate this film 6.5 out of 10.

Have you seen this film yet, and what did you think?


  1. Oh I really want to see this! I also was wondering how people would respond to Daniel Radcliffe playing someone other than Harry Potter. And I agree, what else can really be added when you're retelling a classic story? But I am interested in seeing it!

    1. If you're interested in seeing it, then I would definitely say give it a watch. It isn't that bad, and you're aware its retelling a classic story from the beginning so you'd be fine :) I couldn't really make up my mind on Daniel Radcliffe, as I haven't really liked anything else he has been in since Harry Potter! xx


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