Dr. Frankenstein and his monster both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr. Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil experiment business, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature.
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Rewatched and re-loved. This film is a masterpiece and I really love it, even more than the first film. Frankenstein was one of my first favorite books: yes, the story breaks my heart. And don't forget it...Halloween is coming.
Although more funny than scary, this has to be one of the best sequels ever done. James Whale's narration is lyrical and stylish, the settings evoke gothic mystique and Boris Karloff perfectly embodies the tall walking corpse, who embarks on a murderous rampage after the events of the first film, only to find at the end that even he has a heart. excellent horror/black comedy universal classic.
Superior to the 1931 film, however much of a detour it is from Shelley's classic novel. It perfectly plays up the 'What If?' Card regarding the Monster having a companion. This film is a profound exploration of gender politics. No adaptation of the novel has yet surpassed this. PS. Karloff is still the quintessential Monster.
Everything expands, including production value, body count, world and character building, and amount of people involved. Dr. Pretorius is the pure evil to counterpoint Dr. Frankenstein's previous redemption, the bride shines during her two minutes of screen time, and the macabre humor hits its high notes.
From the opening with Percy Shelley, Byron, and Mary Shelley, to the near-existential ending, this is a sequel every bit better than its predecessor, and the climax of James Whale's horror films. Picks up right where the last one left off, but has such a drastically different tone and feel to it; a delightfully earnest film that may surprise you with its accessibility and low-key beauty.
possibly one of my favorite and best sequels. it's just so damn good also it includes a lot of elements that horror films seem to lack. the general hilarity, the feelings of the monster and just an all around great film.