Add your rating What's the story? Mary Elle Fanning grows up loving horror stories. One day she meets handsome young poet Percy Bysshe Shelley Douglas Boothand the two discuss their shared radical ideas, including acceptance of unconventional lifestyles like that of Mary's late mother.
While their ship is trapped in the ice of the Arctic Seathe crew discovers a man, Victor Frankenstein, traveling across the Arctic on his own. Victor proceeds to tell Walton and the crew his life story. Victor grows up in Geneva with his adopted sister, Elizabeth Lavenzawho will become the love of his life.
However, he is shunned by his peers, who view him as a madman. Eventually, he and his friend Henry Clerval meet Waldmana professor whose notes contain information on how to create life; Waldman warns Victor not to use them lest he create an "abomination".
While performing vaccinations, Waldman is murdered by a patient, who is later hanged in the village square. He is so obsessed with his work that he drives Elizabeth away when she comes to visit him.
Victor finally gives his creation life, but instantly regrets his decision and tries to kill it with an axe; the creature steals his coat and is driven away by the townspeople when it tries to steal food.
The creature escapes, running off to the wilderness.
He burns down the farm and vows revenge on his creator. Victor, who believes the creature to be dead, returns to Geneva to marry Elizabeth. He finds his younger brother William has been murdered.
Justine, a servant of the Frankenstein household, is framed for the crime by the creature and hanged by a lynch mob. The creature abducts Victor and demands that he make a companion for him, promising to leave his creator in peace in return. Maddened with grief beyond measure, Victor races home to bring Elizabeth back to life.
The two are briefly and happily reunited until the creature appears, demanding Elizabeth as his bride. The story returns to the Arctic Circle.
Victor tells Walton that he has been pursuing his creation for months to kill him. Soon after relating his story, Victor dies from pneumonia.
The crew prepares a funeral pyre, but the ceremony is interrupted when the ice around the ship cracks. Walton invites the creature to stay with the ship, but the creature insists on remaining with the pyre. Cast[ edit ] Robert De Niro as The Creationthe product of an experiment with corpses and electricity.
Initially kind and innocent, the Creation gradually becomes violent and murderous when it realizes that it will never be accepted as human.
Kenneth Branagh as Victor Frankensteina scientist obsessed with conquering death, which ultimately destroys his family and himself. She is resurrected following her murder at the hands of the Creation, but ends killing herself out of self-loathing.
His brain is later used for the creature following his death. Richard Briers as Grandfather, an elderly blind man who is kind to the Creation.
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Moritz, the head servant in the household who often fights with Justine.Oct 28, · My review of MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN (), directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh.
MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN () Movie Review FRANKENSTEIN - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Mary Shelley is a diverting enough biopic that features decent performances through an often vivid lens, but given the unusual facts of the author’s life, a far more offbeat and far less rigid.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a horror drama film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Ian . Mary Shelley’s beautifully written novel begins in the bleak North Pole, on a boat trapped in ice with a crew almost certain to die.
It is there that Captain Robert Walton finds Victor Frankenstein. MARY SHELLEY is a biographical drama about Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, the daughter of outspoken feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and political philosopher William Godwin, both influential thinkers of the late 18th century and early 19th century.
May 23, · “Mary Shelley” is a rarity: a literary biopic with an argument. Which is by no means to say that the film, directed by Haifaa al-Mansour (“Wadjda”) forgoes the expected pleasures of the.