Lee doesn't have Whale's facility for fluid camera movement but SON OF is a very good & overlooked chapter in the FRANKENSTEIN saga. Rathbone is especially excellent, but the film belongs to Lugosi, whose physicality--stoic/creepy, menacing/impish--is a lost art. Karloff, unfortunately, doesn't have much to do. Incredible set & production design. Welcome gallows humor but overly long.
Un classique du film fantastique, qui est à mettre en parallèle avec les chefs-d'oeuvre, sur le même thème mythique, tournés par Browning, Whale, Fisher et certains metteurs en scène géniaux de la Hammer Films... www.cinefiches.com
The weakest but most fun of the first Frankensteins. Maybe even the best set design. Mel Brooks basically just rebooted the script, heightened it only a tiny bit, and added some songs to make his masterpiece Young Frankenstein. For that alone we owe this movie great praise.
The film that restarted the Universal horrors for the 40's. Undeniably classic and better than Young Frankenstein would have you think. This is just so well made that you can't tear yourself away. Unfortunately none of the later sequels really kept up the same quality.