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A.B. II: The Return's rating of the film Bride of Frankenstein

Bursting with boldness and creativity, I fully understand why people believe this sequel surpasses the original. While I don't think it succeeds at everything it attempts (some of the humor really kills the mood), the successes are far more resounding than the shortcomings. The story is emotionally satisfying, the technical qualities are exceptional, and Karloff somehow outdoes his performance from the first film.