Probably the most iconic out of all horror films. From the monster's birth to its very demise, it's the constant reminder how it managed to cut so deep into pop culture. Boris Karloff's presence outmatches his contemporaries such as Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney Jr., while Henry (who should be Victor) Frankenstein never felt more like a mad scientist on a verge of the nervous breakdown. A must see for every cinephile.
Whatever Frankenstein's monster resembles in humanity, he is undeniably human. The monster finds that it is not equipped with the means to make itself know what's good or what's evil. His sense of right and wrong is a void, due to himself having never been given an actual childhood. So, he does what he thinks is right, but it's not often socially or morally acceptable.
Still an impressive 1930s horror drama which really define the monster as a misunderstood creature and the humans are bad guys. Karloff in makeup is unforgettable. The creation of the Monster by lightning is a memorable film moment. A chilling scene with the Monster and the Child and the dramatic climax with the Windmill add to a film filled with iconic imagery.
Iconic Universal horror film that though not always faithful to the classic Shelley novel became the foundation for cinematographic portrayal of the creature. Karloff's star making performance is legendary in this moving but near silent turn. Full of classic sequences brought to life from excellent set design and cinematography.
63/100 (Önceden izlediğimde 80 puan vermiştim. Belki izlerken çok heyecan verici olabilir, yapıldığı yıla göre iyi bir iş de olabilir ancak o yılların gözüyle baksam da iyi bir film diyemem. Bu sefer dikkatlice izledim. Bir çok soru cevapsız bırakılmış, oyuncular berbatın ötesine geçmiş, en kötüsü ise böylesi bir canavarı bağlamamak gibi fahiş hataların tekrar edilmesi olmuş. )
FRANKENSTEIN - maybe - not as great as some people said. I felt the storytelling itself is too "jumpy", I guess. It went too fast you know. I had no idea. Maybe the editing technique or knowledge back then isn't good enough like today. It is still a decent movie. FRANKENSTEIN still have something that I loved. I really loved its gothic cinematography. And of course Boris Karloff as the Monster himself. WORTH WATCHING
I was completely disappointed for it is so different from the book and everything happens so fast. Elizabeth is as annoying as in Shellye's story. Anyway, the Cinematography is amazing and I loved Frankenstein's mad lab. It should have had more of him and the monster and less, way less of his annoying father and nosy elizabeth.
Boris Karloff sure can play both sides of an inconsistent character, can't he? Question; are people meant to be the real monsters of this movie? Because where they see an abomination, I see someone who'd been imprisoned, burnt, whipped, and scared from the day he was born. I first read Frankenstein as a kid and it left a very vivid impression. This just doesn't cut it as an adaptation; I'm sorry.